23 days since I heard the life-changing words, "You have Breast Cancer."
23 days since I saw multiple rainbows and the coolest rainbow I’d ever seen (I know there is no coincidence here).
38 days since I received maybe even for the first time a peace, completely unadulterated from man's attempts to acquire. This peace was so profound because it came after months of no peace and without a single circumstance changing.
Today also marks 3 days until I step into surgery and begin treatment.
Today? I feel peace. Sure, as the surgery date approaches, I get clouded with moments of anxious thinking, but I quickly look up and remember this peace that was made so clear it was not of my own doing. It’s beyond measure, unexplainable, and humanly impossible. This peace can only be from God the Father!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
God's peace. One that cannot be confused with a perfectionist’s striving, a human solution, or a circumstantial shift.
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Am I afraid I may lose this peace? A little, at times, but I stop and remember fear is not from God, and peace is not defined by feelings!
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Isaiah 26:3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
What are you needing peace about today?
Are you striving to achieve it or
are you resting in the one who freely provides it?
My prayer is that you may find peace today!