Yesterday morning I posted how blessed I felt but that I was smart enough to know that life can change in a heartbeat. It did. Details are not important except to say that what has happened effects someone I love deeply and that will, of course, effect me.
What IS important is that while circumstances have changed and I’m going to face some trying times in the weeks ahead, I Am still blessed and God is still good.
I am at peace today. But it’s not the same peace as yesterday. Yesterday, life was full of joy and anticipation. It was just a good day all around. Yesterday’s peace had a lot to do with circumstances. It was not the peace that comes from God. It was feeling good because everything was good.
That is not the peace God gives.
We don’t really know the peace God gives, that extraordinary, unexplainable peace, until our circumstances are not so rosy. That peace takes our breath away like the wind we gulp in sometimes and makes us gasp. We know it’s God’s peace because we find ourselves turning to Him and not away from Him.
Our sense of God’s presence is heightened. Our ears acute to His voice. Our thoughts constantly referred back to Him. This is authentic peace not a false imitation.
As Oswald Chambers says, “Reflected peace is proof that we are right with God because we are turning our minds to Him. When we are not right with God, we can’t turn our minds to anyone but ourselves.”
I’m even more blessed today because God is giving me an opportunity to learn more about Him. Real peace, not false security, only comes from God.
And with that I ask God to bless whoever reads this and I hope you have a good day.