A friend sent me this sermon to listen to from Mother’s Day. The pastor actually acknowledged infertility, so of course I was excited about it.
Peace, for me, has always been like a gauge. If I’m hesitant, have a heavy heart, have doubts etc, then I know I’m not following the Lord. And, the opposite holds true as well. If I feel at peace and full of joy, then I know the decisions I have made are of the Lord.
The great thing about this journey is the whole time I have been overwhelmed with God’s peace. I wrote about this peace back in September. A peace that comes from God. A peace that surpasses all understanding. A peace we can find only through a relationship with Christ. A peace that is found when we know God is in control. A peace that is found when we trust that God works all things for our good. A peace that is found despite being in the middle of a trial. It’s a peace God gives us that can overcome any doubt, fear, or anxiety.
The pastor in the recent sermon spoke to the fact that if peace is not in our life, we are not abiding with Jesus. We know that anxiety and God do not go together. Anxiety is caused when we follow the empty ways of the world. This world is always circumstantial, conditional, and not reliable. It is full of things and events. Things rust. Events change. God’s word always remains the same.
That is why we must seek God. The one person who does not change. We don’t know how our story is going to work out, but we know that if we let God write it, it will work out better than we can even imagine. Despite all the struggles we face, we are not alone. Take Heart, He has overcome the world! The victory has already been won, and because of that, we can claim the peace of Christ while we wait!
Know God. Know Peace. No God. No Peace.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30