• Joni

Perfect Peace


It happens to the

worst of them

&

It happens to the

best of them.

It will happen to you

&

It will happen to me.

No one is exempt,

yet when it happens

we stand in shock

as the world seems to stop~

suddenly.

You want to run and hide,

but you can't

because

it is so real

so unbelievably real

that you have to stop

because in a way

the world has stopped

for all that grieve.

But

as long as we have breath

we will have death

we will have mourning

but

we will always have

JESUS

who will

comfort us in the midst of sorrow,

give us our next breath when we can't seem to find it,

will walk with us even when we can't seem to put our foot on the ground.

HE WILL

even when we don't want to

and then

we will be suddenly surprised

when

HIS PEACE

fills us to the brim~

that takes away the sting of death~

an unnatural kind of PEACE

that you never thought you could ever feel in the midst of great sorrow.

And it isn't a happy happy joy joy

kind of a peace that is fleeting.

It is a PEACE that keeps you going when you don't want to keep on going.

It is a PEACE that reminds you that you are not alone.

It is a PEACE that pierces your heart in a way that you know that

it isn't something that you created.

A PEACE

that is available to each of us

in every circumstance

especially in these grieving moments when

PEACE seems impossible~

because

HIS PEACE

can't be manufactured

no matter how hard we try to produce it or fake that it is there.

It takes such a great step of

FAITH

to look up when you want to look down

because the pain is too unbearable to face.

Instead

look into

the Face of the

creator of

PEACE~

that takes the bold step to

BELIEVE

in the midst of the unbelievable experiences

that have crushed your world.

"Peace I leave with you; MY [perfect] peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid. [Let MY perfect peace calm you in every circumstance and give you courage and strength for every challenge.]" (John 14:27)

May HIS PEACE overwhelm every grieving soul

today, tomorrow, always.

"YOU will keep in perfect peace all who trust in YOU,

all whose thoughts are fixed on YOU!" (Isaiah 26:3)


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