John 16:33 I have told you these things so that you will be whole and at peace. In this world, you will be plagued with times of trouble, but you need not fear; I have triumphed over this corrupt world order. (VOICE)
I confess, my world is not at peace. I wake each day in uncertainty about my future. I have a home. I have family and people who care about me. But my husband, my partner and best friend, he cannot share my days. He is not present when I awaken to help me face the trial(s) and rejoice in the victories of the day. I cannot reconcile why individuals have chosen to make compound my suffering. Waking at night, I wrestle with the reality of my world.
Then I allow God to once again, fill me with His peace.
My circumstances have not changed. I recognize my trials for what they are - the fallout of the spiritual battle that we all face. Instead of retreating in defeat, I return to my refuge. There in God's presence, I renew my perspective, and He renews my strength. This world may rob me of all I cherish in this world. But my peace in Christ Jesus cannot be stolen.
The inhabitants of this earth will never be at peace with each other. This fallen world is populated with sinful people. Even the "good" taint their goodness with the sin of self-righteousness and judgmental attitudes.
Genuine peace can only be achieved through our Heavenly Father the Creator, and His Son Jesus Christ. In Him, I find shelter from my fears and freedom from my cares and concerns.
Revelation 22:13 | John 16:33
I encourage you to share how your faith has brought you peace in times of trial.
Melinda started her fifth year of her devotions reading Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest. In 2015 she has made the commitment to share what this year's journey. Taking a detour, she began living Every Day With Jesus