Life doesn’t have to be chaotic when uncertainty arises.
I want to share with you my experience of walking through a recent health scare. As you can imagine when a doctor is concerned with my health it frightens me because of going through cancer and a near death experience several years back.
But I was amazed at how I managed to have God’s supernatural peace while life felt pretty chaotic when I thought I might be sick again!
Philippians 4:6-7 tells us, Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
This passage took root in my life and literally gave me supernatural peace and strength as I waited several days on test results. I believe the reason I was able to experience God’s peace that surpasses all understanding is because of two reasons:
- God is God and He can do anything!
- Because I did not run to food to comfort or numb myself from feeling so afraid.
Running to food is a normal reaction when I’m feeling scared. Because I was not overloaded with sugar I was able to experience God’s peace on a much deeper level than ever before.
If you struggle with reaching for something other than God when you’re feeling afraid, I want to encourage you to stop and seek God’s presence before running to food, shopping, work, friends …
I would love to hear what things you might run to before seeking God first. Everyone who comments will be entered to WIN a special devotional book from Lysa TerKeurst, What Happens When Women Say Yes to God. Winner announced Feb. 28.
Journal with God: Write to God in your journal and tell Him all the things you are letting go of before seeking Him first. *From my journal: Dear God, I’m tired of eating to comfort myself. I’m choosing to stop living out of my emotions and sit with this pain long enough to allow you to intervene and comfort me. Thank you Jesus for your healing.
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