“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillippians 4:7
Life happens! If you have never experienced your share of heartache keep living. I know we all like to wear a mask and paint perfect pictures of our lives. We only expose the good things and leave what is troubling us hidden. But I want you to know there is a peace, a God-giving peace that is unexplainable. When you learn to tap into it nothing will break you.
The problem we make is trying to handle it on our own. 1 Peter 5:7 says it like this, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you”. NLT. We don’t have to hold on to it. Give it to God and don’t try to pick it up again. You don’t have total control over your situation anyway so you might as well give it to him.
When you try to hang on to it, you leave yourself open to negative thoughts and depression. You were not meant to carry these burdens alone. Psalms 55:22, “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” NLT. It is not his desire to see you down and out, but strong and unmovable.
When you do these things, I promise you, he will grant you peace. The kind of peace that catches people off guard because they don’t understand why you haven’t lost your mind. The kind of peace that when you lose your job you are still smiling, the kind of peace that after your heart has been broken you still hold your head up unashamed. The kind of peace that when you lost your love one you can still stand in the gap and pray for someone else. I’m telling you this peace truly surpassing any human understanding and comprehension.
He is waiting to stand guard, to protect your heart and mind from the cares of this world! To receive this peace all you have to do is trust in Jesus. “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixes on You!” Isaiah 26:3 NLT. So turn to the one who has your best interest at heart. Nothing in this life is easy, life won’t go as planned. Things will get rough but you don’t have to endure it alone. You don’t have to be drowning in depression, but trust God and he will give you peace. Perfect Peace!