"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
Sometimes it seems like trials and difficulties are pounding into our lives, one after another, without stopping or even slowing down — much like these waves we saw on Lake Michigan at Petoskey State Park. But when we fully trust the Lord, even in the middle of unrelenting and seemingly unsolvable problems, we can have a level of peace that is almost beyond words, nearly impossible to explain to someone who has never experienced it.
You might compare this type of peace with a smooth ride in a submarine. During normal weather conditions, a submerged submarine doesn’t rock back and forth with the motion of the waves on the surface. Even during a storm, a submarine will stay completely level at its submerged depth while the waves crash above. When the submarine gets far enough down, it reaches an area sailors refer to as “the cushion of the sea.” At this depth, even during a severe storm, the waters remain calm.
This is a picture of the Christian at peace with God and in God. In this zone, believers will find that perfect tranquility and peace during a storm that only Christ can provide. I pray that you have experienced this level of peace.
In this video Charles Stanley shares secrets for experiencing peace, confidence, and even joy in the middle of a situation.
Lord, I am so grateful to be Your child and I thank You for Your wonderful blessing of peace. Help me to focus on You when I am tempted to worry about my problems at night. Thank you for the gift of being able to lie down and have a peaceful night's sleep.
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