Calm inside the storm

Some time back, we had a big storm that came through our area. It was filled with rain, wind, thunder and lightning. As the storm passed, my wife and I were driving in my truck. The rain was coming down so hard that it was hard to see. The storm seemed so powerful that it might just overtake us. In the middle of the storm however, I just stayed calm and trusted the Lord. Guess what? We made it through it.

Jesus says in John 14:27 – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” I love this word peace. Peace can be translated as “resting easy” or a “feeling of safety”. So many times in our life when the storms of life hit, we do not have this peace. The storms of stress, exhaustion, conflict or drama invade our lives and we live in the opposite of peace. However Jesus says that He is giving us His peace.

I want to challenge you to live in this peace. May you rest easy and may you feel safe in the middle of the next storm that comes your way. Live in the peace of Christ. Live in the peace of knowing that God is bigger than this storm.

Have a blessed day!