Philippians 4:7, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
As a pastor I have seen people at their best and I’ve seen people at their worst. It is the reality of my job; but, I am most surprised at times by the strength and character I find in those who put their trust in God. Insurmountable odds; yet, there is peace. Unbelievable grief; yet, there is peace. Many times I have done a funeral and heard the comments of those around, “I don’t know how they are doing it. How are they putting one foot in front of the other?” God says we won’t understand it but He will give us what we need to get through the really tough moments of our lives if we rely on Him.
Isaiah 26:3, “You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.”
What do you do when your world is falling apart? How do you deal with the crisis that seems crippling?
Sometimes the reason our world is falling apart and the crisis seems crippling is because our gaze is fixed on our problems, our grief, our obstacles, and we lose sight of our God, our Deliverer, our Savior. Sometimes God has to take us to pure exhaustion before we look up and realize the answer has always been there – Him!
Finding perfect peace is not in our problems or hardships going away. It is in our God coming to us. Let go of the tight grip you are holding on those issues and give them to God.