That passes understanding
When the whole wide world is crashing down
I fall to my knees
And breathe in Your peaceBethel Music
Don’t let it bother you” , Emmanuel said. These were His words to His friends. He had to leave them for a while and they were already getting worried. They were worried because for a long time, they had done nothing without Him. They were scared of the troubles they would face. Emmanuel assured them that though they would have troubles and worries on every side, He would be with them. He promised that they would have peace despite the troubles. He even promised them another friend…
You’ve probably heard the word ‘Shalom‘ . Maybe your Pastor says it to you every time He sees you or someone tells you Shalom instead of Goodbye . ‘Shalom‘ means peace. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, ‘peace is a state of tranquility or quiet‘ .
If you ever thought that having peace only happens when you don’t have troubles or issues so to say, you thought wrongly. Allow me introduce you to a different kind of peace. One that you have amidst a raging storm.
The story above is one of Jesus and His disciples. Emmanuel is also one of Jesus’ names (Matt. 1:23). When the time for Him to leave them was drawing closer, He knew they would get worried. He promised to give them peace in the midst of their troubles though.
Have you got troubles ? Did you lose someone dear to you and it seems like your world is crumbling? You don’t have enough money to pay for your rent before the deadline ? Do you have some issues with school ?
You see, recently, I have been going through some trying times. I have been treated unfairly. I have been pushed to the extent that I could not bear it but of course, it was not my burden to bear (1 Pet. 5:7). My mind was like a battlefield. The devil kept whispering lies but I would not give in. I countered every of his lies with GOD’s truth, thanks to the Holy Spirit. Yes! I broke down once or maybe twice, but I always felt this calmness amidst the storm I was in. GOD’s peace kept me. Faith in GOD to see me through kept me pushing. The Holy Spirit kept reminding me of Abba’s promises.
The Holy Spirit is in you to comfort you and fill you with His peace. Speak all your worrisome thoughts to Him. Turn those worries to GOD in prayers and the peace of GOD that passes all human understanding will keep you.
Have you ever been in a raging storm that so disturbed your peace? What kept you going? Or are you in a storm now? How have you been pushing through ? Please let me know in the comment section.
Also, I know you’ve been inspired so inspire others by sharing to that person on your mind right now.
Till I come your way next week Sunday! A joyful Sunday it will be! 😉
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