33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
I cannot find peace in my circumstances, because they are continually changing. I cannot find peace in others, because they come and go. I cannot find peace in this world, because there is too much turmoil. I cannot find peace in any of the usual places that I look for it, because it is just not there to be found.
I find peace in my relationship with my Creator. The One Who created me, also created peace and He desires for His creation to dwell and grow together. I am guaranteed to have trouble in this world, but in the midst of my trouble, I can also have peace. Peace is not the absence of troubles, but the presence of our Creator.
Just knowing that He is with me, fills me with the knowledge of hope that tells me that everything is going to be alright. I don’t know what you are going through, but God does and it has not caught Him off guard. God is not surprised by the troubles that we face. What I do know, is that God wants to walk with you as you go through whatever it is that you are going through, because it is never His intention that you have to face the hard times of life alone.
If you face the hard times of life alone, it is because you have made the choice, not to acknowledge Him. God promises to never leave us or forsake us! So right now, instead of focusing on your troubles, frustrations and challenges – take a moment to focus on your Creator – He loves you, is with you and has an amazing plan for your life!