"Peace is designed to get you through it all even when you don't understand the facts or have all the answers. To get through this thing called life, we don't need all the answers. We have spent so much time in life trying to find out answers to every situation and stress out with our attempts to resolve. We become overwhelmed with unanswered issues and start collecting them like souvenirs.".
Peace is a condition of freedom that takes place in the depths of your soul. Peace is an atmosphere of calmness that dispels stress and worry. Peace is harmony that invites positive exchanges with others and flows even when you leave their prescence. Peace is a state of mind that grounds an individual even when the world is going in the complete opposite direction.
Even with this knowledge, there may come a time in life where you may feel as if peace doesn't exist. One trial after another may present itself and you may wonder if peace will ever show up. One year ago today, I found myself in this very position. A young man seeking to obtain peace by avenging the death of his brother, murdered my brother in error. Not even a week later, my aunt passed and I found myself searching for peace as if my life depended on it. I knew that I would not make it if peace did not manifest in my life. I cried until it seemed as if there was no longer water in my body. My soul became parched and I reached the point where I could no longer outwardly cry. Invisible tears showed up daily as I sought an answer from God to fill the void in my life.
While I didn't feel as if I had peace, God showed me His strength. It was His strength that enabled me to be the leader in my family, make the funeral arrangements, and to be a rock of strength to my mom who had now lost her first two born sons. It was His strength that caused me to fall on my knees every night and cry out for His comfort as He rocked me to sleep. And yes, it was His strength that caused me to stay in the role of an intercessor and pray beyond my own circumstances because despite what was going on, I was sensitive to the needs of the atmosphere.
And during all of this time, God started to rebuild peace in me. He renewed peace in my soul and gave me a peace of mind. He hovered over me in love and ordered my steps. I honestly don't know that I would have made it without peace. I don't know if I would have been able to look the killer of my brother in the face within an hour after he killed my brother as the police held him in hand cuffs. I don't know if I would have been able to forgive and really mean it.
So if you are struggling with anything today, I dare you to rely on God's strength to get you through it. I dare you to trust God even if you don't understand or have the answers. I dare you to embrace the fact that God loves you....completely...He-loves-you. And when you are able to trust Him, rely on Him, and surrender to Him, then my friend...peace will be waiting and it will be the greatest moment of your life.
Be blessed and encouraged!
Gina Dacus - speaker, author, prophetic artist who desires to pour out every God given gift for the duration of her life - there are no limitations in Christ!