A sense of peace
Updated: Apr 17, 2020
by Jenn Eickman
We are walking through a time in history that many of us have never walked through. Some of our parents, grandparents, or great grandparents may have walked through the Dust Bowl, Great Depression, WWII, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and probably felt scared of what the next day may have held. Many worried about where and when their next meal would come from, if the crops would survive, if their ration cards would run out, and if they'd be able to clothe their children. They feared if their precious country would see the war front move to their own backyard and were terrified of a nuclear war.
Prior to the Exodus, the Hebrews saw the great plagues of Egypt, which must have been terrifying to see unfold. Then, after being freed they wandered the desert for 40 years. Literally not knowing where they'd go the next day. They had to rely on their Faith and trust that God would provide for their daily needs.
We too live in an uncertain time. We don't feel like we're in control of today, let alone tomorrow. Even though we feel uncertain about the coming weeks, we can be certain of this....We have a PEACE that surpasses even our own understanding.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.