by Randy Chambers, 2014-11-14
Philippians 4:7, NIV: And the peace of God, which transcends all
understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
"It doesn't matter anymore," I said, consumed with awe; "None of it really
matters." All the things that had been weighing on my conscience suddenly faded
in comparison to my newfound relationship with Jesus. I thought about the
worries I had held onto, the troubles that seemed so gigantic--and somewhere in
that moment--they lost the power they had held over me for so long. For years, I
had claimed to know Christ and His peace. But suddenly, I realized I didnít
really know Him at all. I was a new creation in Him, and my eyes were opened.
Since that day, His peace has been renewed in my heart and in the midst of
various circumstances. Iíve one thing to say regarding that: Jesus is faithful.
And when the cares of this life begin to weigh on me, He gently draws me back
and reminds me of the peace He brings. And so I fix my eyes on Jesus, and again
I am consumed with awe. He is the author and finisher of my faith. And He is the
Prince of everlasting, and unfathomable peace.