Conflict and crisis are what we consider normal. Our lives move from crisis to crisis, with short stretches of peace in between. We call this “peace” just because nothing is happening and life is ordinary. When life gets too ordinary, we travel, just to “get out of Dodge” and go do something different. But even being away for a few days makes us crave the ordinary. Emotional stability requires the ordinary. We need a safe place, a same place that never changes. Some find this at home. Others in their local church (ever wonder why some folks resist change in their church so much?). Some try to keep ordinary in their work, and resist changing jobs even when the offer is more lucrative. But there is really only one place that change will never touch, the immutability of God. God is the same yesterday, today, and forever. In God we can find that peace and tranquility we can’t find here. Those who trust in the Lord will find His peace which passes understanding, like all things divine. This is a peace that will guard hearts and minds (but bodies is not mentioned, because we cannot half change in our flesh, as it is corrupted by death). Our hearts, the indwelling place of the Spirit, and our minds, renewed by the presence of that Spirit, both find peace in God. That peace will protect their tranquility from the onslaught of change in the world. It doesn’t matter what changes we face in the world, what crisis or conflict. We have God’s eternal peace as an anchor for our souls.
God bless you today.