The One with the Peace

 

Wow. It’s June. The middle of June. The middle of June 2017! When did that happen?!?! I feel like time flies by. I remember where I was this time last year. I had recently graduated, was applying to jobs, and I felt completely overwhelmed. I was overwhelmed with worrying and what ifs. What if I never got a job? What if I didn’t get into dental school? What if everything I was praying for never came to pass?

I’m kind of sad to admit that a year later, I still find myself asking similar questions. Having seen God’s promises come in pass in so many ways, I do worry a lot less, but I still want all the answers. I got the job and I got into the school, but there are still some details that haven’t been worked out yet.

I’m the type of person who likes to have an itinerary. I want to know exactly what’s going to happen and when, down to the minute so I can be prepared. However, I’m learning to trust God. I mean, really trust Him. I know longer go into the presence of God demanding answers and a play by play of what’s to come. I trust that God has my back.

One thing I learned from all that worry is that God gives beyond what we ask or imagine. I was asking for answers and imagining worst case scenarios, but what God wanted to give me was peace. So if you find yourself in a transitional period where you’re so focused on what’s next, take a break from seeking answers and start seeking peace. I promise, it’s better than having all the answers.

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 NLT

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