Hope and Peace, Paul

Peace Through The Storm

Today is an exciting day. I have a job interview for a part-time job. I have been praying for a job where I could work a few hours a week and still be home for my children and visit my mom. My mom has a brain tumor, or stage 4 Glioblastoma cancer. She is in an assisted living facility, about 1-1.5 hours away. I stayed up a little too late, after getting everything in order for today. If you have kids, you know the drill of preparing lunches and water bottles. I was going to bed, when my phone vibrated. At midnight, my brother texted me. My mom fell and was in the hospital.

I went to visit my mom yesterday. She had a manicure and met with the Speech Therapist. When I left, she was getting ready to sit down for lunch with two friends. She was in a good mood, and she was happy when I left. How did she fall and end up in the hospital? My brother said that she would be released soon, and I didn’t need to go there. If you are reading this blog, please pray for my brother and sister. They live a few minutes away from my mom and are consumed with doctor appointments, unexpected calls, and emergencies.

Sometimes, I feel like my life is happening, and I am watching and wondering what is going on. It is like I am walking in a dream. I believe that God is fully in control right now. God is giving me rest for my soul and peace to deal with everything going on right now. I sincerely pray that God will never leave my heart, and that I will always remember how God gave me peace.

I read this verse this morning, and it popped out at me. Set your mind on God and heavenly places, not on earthly problems.

Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth.
–Colossians 3:2 (NKJV)

I truly believe that God is holding me together right now. When I went to the bible study on Tuesday, our worship leader said that God holds us together all the time. When we think that one more thing will make us snap, God holds us together. I have been mediating on this phrase all week. I thank God for holding me together and pray that God does not let me fall apart. God is before all things, and God is in all things.

And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.
–Colossians 1:17 (NKJV)

God has the power to hold us together. When you feel like your life is falling apart, look to God. Set your mind on things above. God has the power to give us peace through the storm.

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