Ok, this post kind of tag-teams with my post yesterday…Yesterday, my post was about the anger I experienced over a period of time. Now, thank the Lord, I’m beginning to move on. But how did that happen?
It happened as God helped me deal with my past and give me peace. Did everything get better? No. Many of the things I was angry about did not change. But God changed how I felt about them. God began to give me peace.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” That verse doesn’t say life will always be smooth. It doesn’t say we will never have problems. But it does say we can have peace in the midst of a storm.
How does this happen? It comes from trusting the Lord. It comes from getting rid of some foolish thinking.
One of the things I struggled with is that my identity was wrapped up in being a Preacher. But the Lord began to help me see that I am a Christian first and a Pastor Second. My identity was not tied to a position. My identity is found in my relationship with the Lord and that gave me peace.
God wants to give you peace as well and you can have it even if your world is swirling around you.