"Never worry about anything. Instead, in every situation let your petitions be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. Then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your hearts and minds in union with the Messiah Jesus."
Anyone who has known me for any length of time, knows that this Bible Passage is one of my key life verses. It seems that God has to bring me back to it again and again. And no wonder: on the days when the sky is not blue, or my pain becomes unbearable, or the what-ifs fly around in my vision, the WorryTrain easily chugs its way back into my heart . . .
And I get so frustrated with myself! But lately the Lord has been calling me to just come into His Presence. Shouldn't I be happy that He is asking me to come? Of course! But I find myself wanting to stop the ugly pain first, or derail the worry-train first! Jesus can't possibly expect me to come in and dwell with Him until those things are at least minimized, right? . . . Yeah, you know the answer to that. Come, just as you are. Those are His Words.
And so I come. Jesus, You are my Peace. And You are enough.