As we grow as Christians by studying His Word and doing His Will, each day we get stronger, a little wiser and hopefully more prepared for what life throws at us. And after many years of growing, we may even reach the place where we believe nothing can get us off our game. But then, out of the blue, something comes along and knocks the wind right out of us. And while we are gasping for the next breath, we are experiencing emotions that we didn’t know existed. We find ourselves in unfamiliar territory. And the unfamiliar is a scary place. But, while this place may be unfamiliar and scary to us, it is not to God. God knows everything before it happens. Nothing is a surprise to Him, ever. And while we might struggle with why things happen, it is still possible to experience peace through it, the kind that exceeds our understanding. There is a scene from the movie The Passion of the Christ that is possibly the most powerful scene of the movie. It takes place right as Jesus takes His last breath on the cross and commends His spirit to the Father. It depicts a tear dropping from heaven. Now this is not scriptural, but I can certainly imagine God’s agony in seeing the horrific scene playing out on earth even though that was part of His plan. God feels our hurts, our fears, our pain and our struggles. And sometimes, He is the only one who fully understands. Call out to Him! Pray to Him! Confess to Him! Even though we can’t understand how He does it, you will find peace!
Philippians 4:6-7 (NLT)
6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.
Luke 12:24-26 (NLT)
24 Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! 25 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 26 And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?