Today’s devotional passage is Philippians 4:4-6, "Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
There is this famous picture of a storm raging on the sea with the winds blowing and the waves crashing on a big rock that stands alone in the middle of the ocean. And when you look closer, you see a little bird nestled safely in that rock. Maybe you’ve seen it.
David sings, “The Lord is my Rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation. He is my stronghold, my refuge and my Savior..." [2 Samuel 22:1-3]. This song of David reminds me of the bird nestled safely in that big rock. Like this bird, people who trust the Lord while in the midst of the storms of life, are nestled [hidden] safely in the Rock [The Lord]. God is their peace. This kind of peace is not an absence of storms, but it is God’s preserving presence in the midst of the storm! That’s why Paul said this peace surpasses all human understanding. It is an indescribable peace.
Peace is not the absence of storms, but God’s presence in the midst of the storm! You are not alone!
Much love and care,
Greece Assembly of God
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