How long have I been on this journey?
The Bible is full of words about keeping peace all the time. First we have to learn how to get it to begin with.
But it isn’t. God ordains peace and goes as far as giving it to us as a means of a reward for seeking him. What?
So why is it the more I seek him the more chaotic my life is? My list is too long to write. And I admit a total failure in the realm of finding God’s peace yet I want it more than anything.
Inner peace with God is fully trusting him no matter what happens. Striving to trust him completely is the understanding we face death every day. In other words, be ready.
We have to get to the end of ourselves; letting go and letting God with everything.
The mention of losing control is the ultimate in realizing God is in control. We really don’t have much control; we have been fooled into believing we are. Yet the battle gets better when we do understand the loss of control because it is the beginning of inner peace with God.
It’s like asking the question, “Who do you run to when you have no other option?” As if God is a last resort……
My lack of control over my circumstances this past year brought me to a place with God I had never been before. That place of understanding He was my hope. My only hope.
Yea, maybe in the back of my bewildered mind I knew it, but actually applying it? Well, that is another story altogether.
I am guessing for most people we don’t think about it until we are in the position where we have no other option but God; can’t do anything about our circumstances or the control we thought we laid claim to never really existed. “False security?”
Yep. For the sake of trying to keep it together, our minds devise instruments of security to ward off the unknowing fear of the truth. The truth is God protects us from more than we know. What better reason to put our faith and trust only in Him?
Isaiah 54:17 describes it perfectly.
But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
In other words God gifts us with his peace and security as we triumph over oppression.
How many people would rather get a car? Or a trip or a boat?
Not me. I want peace.