major economic downturn several years ago, many people lost
their jobs. Sadly, my brother-in-law was one of them. Writing to
me about their situation, my sister shared that although there
were uncertainties, they had peace because they knew that God
would care for them.
in Jesus can have peace in the midst of uncertainties because we
have the assurance that our heavenly Father loves His children
and cares for our needs (Matt. 6:25-34). We can bring all our
concerns to Him with an attitude of thankfulness, trusting Him
to meet our needs and give us peace (Phil. 4:6-7).
“The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding,” writes
the apostle Paul, “will guard your hearts and minds through
Christ Jesus” (v.7). To say the peace of God surpasses all
understanding reveals that we can’t explain it, but we can
experience it as He guards our hearts and minds.
Our peace comes from the confidence that the Lord loves us and
He is in control. He alone provides the comfort that settles our
nerves, fills our minds with hope, and allows us to relax even
in the midst of changes and challenges.
Heavenly Father, You are all-wise, all-powerful, and
all-loving. In the midst of uncertainties, help me to
rest in the certainty of who You are. I thank You
that Your peace will guard my heart. I place my trust in You.
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You,
because he trusts in You. —Isaiah 26:3