Peace that passes understanding.
What is peace? Not worrying. I know that some of you are thinking. Well, I will never have peace. That isn't true!
Then what do I need to do to stop worry? Trust. (No one said this stuff was easy.) We as a culture have trust issues. Sometimes our trust issues have trust issues.
Trust who? That one is easy. Jesus!
But I trust Jesus! Really? Then why are you still worrying? Hmm.
Paul went on to say in Philippians 4:11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
Well in some ways it is. You see each of us have a life, but we don't completely understand it. You and I are made up of body, soul, and spirit. Another way to put it is, body - psyche and zoe. The physical, mental and spiritual. Contentment means that you trust Jesus with every area of your life. Your physical, psychological and spiritual health.
So today - what are you trusting God with and what is causing you to struggle?
Dear Jesus. I trust you, and I love you. While there are some areas of my life, I completely trust you with there are some things that are a struggle. Help me with my struggles, please. AMEN
(Bible references from the ESV)