Where are you, Lord?
As the wind and waves of my circumstances swirled around me, I couldn’t even concentrate. How are we supposed to handle this, Lord? What do we do now? How are we possibly going to get everything done? Help me, Lord!
An image popped in my mind of Peter standing out there on the water, storm raging around him, arms outstretched towards Jesus. “Lord, help me!” And that’s when I remembered our Peace Shoes from Sunday.
“Peace is not the absence of chaos, but a calmness in the midst of it”… and boy, was I in the midst of it! I wish I could say my first response to the craziness was fixing my eyes on Jesus and finding something to be grateful for, but it wasn’t.
Not even close.
It wasn’t until I was neck-deep in the waves of my chaos that I remembered where to lift my eyes. But in that moment, when I finally looked up, I saw Jesus. And something began to change.
I remembered that peace doesn’t come naturally to us; we have to choose it…