Peace that surpasses understanding

MaddyChristine Hope Photography-0842.LThe weather is so perfect, I can’t even feel it.  
Your presence so soft, yet strong.
You invite me to just sit with you.  
I don’t think you have anything in particular in mind. There is nothing specific you want to say.
You just invite me to get away from routine, and be…
It’s empty, it’s still, yet there is nothing wrong with this emptyness.
And I surrender.
As I wonder about things, as I am consumed by things, I surrender.
I find rest in You because You have it all.
There are big decisions to be made, there are big things to happen when I do not see anything happening yet,
and I do not need to be anxious.
There is peace and confidence in You.  Peace that surpasses understanding.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERY SITUATION, by prayer and petition, WITH THANKSGIVING, present your request to God.  And the peace of God, which SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6~7
Tim and I have suffered loss the past months.  Where we see marriages fail over this, we carry a peace we are grateful for, but do not comprehend. It is God. We are presented with some big life decisions, decisions that I feel are too big for me to make.  And I let go completely, being not invested in the outcome because it really doesn’t matter, God has it all.  
Today I’d like to encourage you to sit with God until you grasp that peace that surpasses all understanding.  I am not kidding when I say Tim and I are dealing with big stuff.  Stuff that has hurt and yet… we ARE VERY WELL.  We can only be well in these overwhelming circumstances because God is God!  So whatever you are dealing with, whatever is on your plate, God invites you to come sit with Him… He can give you peace!!
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3 comments on “Peace that surpasses understanding

  1. Elizabeth

    “Hij brengt mij in een oase van groen, daar strek ik mij uit aan de rand van het water, daar is het goed rusten.” Lord, amen to peace in the ‘oasis of green’ that you prepare for us, for peaceful streams which invite us to rest within the sound of their gurgling waters, and for room to breathe as we come to ‘be’ in your presence. This is good, so very good!

  2. Ginger Biggs Harrington

    What a testimony of the peace that comes when we rest the outcomes in God’s hands. Sometimes it is a fight to get to that place of surrender, but so worth it. What a lovely blog!

  3. sarahgirl3

    God is good indeed, and his peace is like a blanket. Stay wrapped up in it!