"He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he's there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross."
peace isn't a feeling that comes when you are in a calm season of life or when everything is going good. peace doesn't come and go. peace can not be bought at the grocery store. there isn't a coupon for it. and it for sure doesn't come from other people. peace can only come from the Creator who IS peace! it isn't a feeling but an unchangeable condition. it is permanent forgiveness.
often i have searched for peace in my circumstances, friends, family, and many others but only God's peace lasts. i can easily begin to worry and keep my worries on the forefront of my mind. it's hard for me to rest in the presence of my Savior when my life feels like chaos. but no matter where i am Christ calls to me and pursues me. He offers me peace in his presence. it's mine for the taking so why don't i choose it? when i stay in my insecurities and worries i have excuses for things and it gives sin a place to hide. but God's peace is the permanent forgiveness and that comes every moment of every day no matter what. some days i yell at myself "reach for it, audra, peace is right there for you! you were made for victory, not defeat!" i'm asking the Lord to teach me to enjoy his peace more continually. to seek his presence and therefore will also seek his peace. peace is going to rest in my house today because i claim it!