Peace be still
All of us have faced many storms in our lives, some big and some small. When faced with these problems it’s easy to panic and get worked up. Sometimes we sit there and ask ourselves “Why me? And why now?” I don’t know about you, but the storms in my life always hit at the most unexpected of times. They leave you feeling drained, vulnerable and weak. In an ideal world we would be able to predict these storms like the weather forecaster and prepare beforehand. But in reality, this just isn’t the case. So, what do we do?
The truth is we can’t stop the storms of life, in fact Jesus mentioned in John 16: 33 that “in this world you will have tribulation” but he ends with “but take courage; I have overcome the world!” Earlier in this verse Jesus tells us “I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace”.
As Christians we are called to have peace in our hearts, in all situations regardless of how easy or difficult they may be. That can be hard at times, but we are reminded in God’s word how Jesus commanded the storm to “Be still” and it did (Mark 4:37-41). This shows us the power that our Lord and saviour has. So, if he can do it then, he can do it now for you.
We can be thankful and experience joy amid our storms, because we serve a God who is greater than our problems. When we come to that understanding we can let the peace of Jesus rule our hearts as told to us in Colossians 3:15: "Let the peace of Christ, to which you were indeed called in one body, rule in your hearts; and be thankful."