Sometimes, we just do not know what is going to happen in life. Unexpected things pop up. This morning, my daughter woke up with a fever. My plans changed. Now, I am taking her to the doctor and watching the Disney Descendants movies all day. I get to spend the day with daughter, so I can easily adapt to this change in plans.
Not all unexpected things are so easy to handle. In August, we found out that my mom has a brain tumor. She has stage 4 cancer, called Glioblastoma. It has taken me some time to work through all the emotions and accept the diagnosis. It is hard to deal with family members who do not want to accept it.
Sometimes, life is hard. I used to try and run away from problems, instead of dealing with them. It never worked. I would get stressed out and weary. Now I know that God is there to help me. I just have to ask and pray. God will give me a safe place to rest, God will give me peace in heart and mind. I do not have to carry my burdens by myself.
God promises do not change. God has a plan for us confirmed by his oath. It is impossible for God to lie. God is truth. We should have comfort knowing that God has a refuge for us. When we run away from danger or evil, God has a place for us. We should be comforted knowing that we have hope with God.
Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.
–Hebrews 6:17-18 (NKJV)
If you have anything that is hard right now, give all your worries and burdens to God and pray for the Holy Spirit to fill you with peace. God has a peaceful place for us. God will protect us and watch over us.
I am so thankful and grateful that God gives me peace to endure the difficult things that unfold in my life.