The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
God guards our hearts and minds; this dear friend is an amazing truth that I encountered not so long ago, as I was in the midst of one of the hardest struggles of my life, walking with my husband through cancer treatments. Trust me when you walk through a journey such as that, fear, despair, hopelessness, anxiety, exhaustion are often your companions.
The lord though in his great love for me and my family, heard our cries for mercy and help and gave me a peace, that defied logic, that went beyond just a feeling of well-being, it was a peace that spoke to my soul, and assured me, that I was not alone in this battle, I had the Lord as my protector, that my sins were forgiven and my eternal home was secure. It was a peace that assured me that there was nothing in all of creation that could snatch me out of my heavenly father’s hand. I could rest in God and trust him for the outcome.
If you are facing trials today that seem too overwhelming for you, and that you cannot possibly see a way out of, bring your prayers and petitions to the Lord, He will hear and He will answer and He will most definitely give you the peace that you need to proceed.
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