Peace Beyond Understanding

Is your life in complete disorder? Are you struggling to bring order out of disorder? Are you seeking a source to bring about peace in your life? Have you sought out God? Have you trusted Him with the struggles you are going through?

We all go through struggles in our lives. We all face times of disorder. There are times in our lives when it seems anything that can go wrong has gone wrong. It is in times such as these that we need a source we can count on to bring peace in the midst of chaos.

Chaos can pile up on us quickly. One thing goes wrong on any particular day, and we can deal with it. A second thing goes wrong on the heels of the first, and we begin to fret. A third goes wrong shortly thereafter, and our stress level increases, sometime exponentially. Facing more than three bad situations in our lives at once, and we likely to find ourselves overwhelmed.

It is when we face troubling times, we need a rock to lean on. In our humanness, we may look to a person we feel we can trust. Perhaps someone who has been a trusted agent in the past. We seek them for advice, comforting, or simply a sounding board.

But there is One who can provide the peace we seek. As today’s passage states, God is not a God of disorder. He provides peace in troubling times. He grounds us in truth. He calms our souls. He quells our anxieties. He knows what is going on and why—the pieces we do not have. And, because He sees and knows the entire picture, we can trust Him. When we trust Him, He grants us the peace we desire.

I pray we all seek God during troubling times. I pray we trust Him in all situations. I pray each of us accept the peace that is beyond understanding from God. Seek God. Trust God. Accept His peace. Especially when we experience troubling times.

1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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