Wacky Peace 2- Finding Peace When Life Is Full of Trouble
When trouble comes to us, we lose our sense of peace because we are either convinced God has abandoned us, or that He has lost control over us. Both are wrong. In order to maintain peace during difficult periods, we have to embrace the reality that Jesus told us to expect trouble, but that we will be okay. We make it because He has the authority and power to see us through and to protect us.
The false expectation that we will never have trouble has to be relinquished. We cannot afford to see ourselves as a victim of fate. God is in control, and the fact He is taking us through trouble means we will come through it just fine. So, when trouble comes, we choose to pray and worship. That keeps us focused on Christ instead of the problem. Then in the middle of the problem we expect the miracle and use the difficulty to lead others to the same Christ we love.