In the midst of a world shaking with fears on every side
where do we find peace?
Is peace even possible?
I watched the unfolding of events as story of Henry Blackaby,
Author of “Experiencing God” hit the news.
Missing for 29 hours.
At first I wondered and feared for his life.
My heart joined with others in prayers for his life.
His life has influenced mine and thousands of others through the years.
Where could he possibly be?
God knows where he is, my heart remembered.
God knows and He gives peace.
As I went about my daily activities I continued to pray
to ask God for safety and protection for Blackaby
and also to receive His amazing peace.
Praying that in the midst of not knowing
he and his family be held by a strong peace that passes all understanding. That we all would.
That’s the peace the God gives.
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. (John 14:27)
Peace that is not dependent upon circumstances
but actually enables one to remain calm in the midst of the most frightful circumstances.
Peace is not an absence of problems but a stronghold in the midst of problems.
So while many prayed
and others searched
the gift of peace was offered again.
Rest in the midst of not knowing.
Calm while the turmoil continues.
Yes, that is the peace that is possible for all.
And it is known only as we receive it from His Hand.
A gift received and treasured.
Well, Henry Blackaby, was not only found but is presently recovering from heart surgery.
Another opportunity to experience God?
Yes and a clear reminder that our God continues to offer His gift of peace to all.
I wouldn’t want to face life without it.
How about you?