Philippians 4:6-7 (esv) do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Uncertainty. We are living in uncertain times. Schools are in disarray, parents scared to send children to school. Public gatherings are a thing of the past. Politicians are out of touch with it’s citizens. The hallmark of free worship is being tested. People are reeling from disasters caused by changing climates. We see the fabric of a once religious society being turned upside down by those who seek equality in living lifestyles that at times we don’t always agree with. We see people rebelling from the burdensome chains local government has placed on its people by those who are charged with protecting and serving, yet are not infallible as they are only human too.
I’m not here today to debate science, politics, validity of suffering over another person’s suffering. I believe that everyone is feeling the Blues. In Christ, I find peace which surpassed all my understanding. It is but a small scripture in a rather large beautiful book which can be applied to every aspect of life. The early church often beaten and murdered by local authorities and zealous religious groups, angry pagans. The early church was not ignorant of suffering. You may get the idea that early followers had a unreal outlook on life. You may say they lived a totally different time. True, they lived in more uncertain times. While we are free to worship our creator in our homes, with unlimited supply of bible translation and online tools and sermons. We don’t even have to leave our homes to talk with each other. We haven’t been afraid of the authorities dragging us from our homes and families for our faith.
In close I do believe when we ponder what tomorrow looks like. We can pray to a father in heaven and lay our burdens on him. We do have strange and trying times coming predicted in both the bible and scientific community. But I know with all my heart all uncertainty is part of a higher plan to fulfill God’s purpose for us.
Philippians 4:9-13 KJVS
Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.  But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at the last your care of me hath flourished again; wherein ye were also careful, but ye lacked opportunity.  Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
May you find peace this Monday.
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I love it! So true.