Sometimes I use this blog as my place to simply shout from the tech-age mountaintops that God is who He says He is and He does what He says He will do! And today, friend, is one of those days.
Ever wonder why Pinterest is so popular? (Notice I didn't link to the site because let's be honest, we don't need anymore help getting there. Am I right?) I even heard Reese Witherspoon on the Tonight Show talking about how she got her Thanksgiving recipe from Pinterest. Isn't that just the funniest thing, America's sweetheart addicted to pinning just like the rest of us. Pinterest is so popular because it's someone saying first, "Hey here's something I like. Maybe you will like it too." and when we get REALLY lucky it's someone saying "Hey I've actually done this and it's gorgeous/delicious/time-saving." Because really, we could just all google all the time...but then how do you know if it will work or taste good?
This is kinda like that.
Right now in our life I have a list three miles long that says "Be afraid be VERY afraid." I have every reason to worry and fret. I have come to that fork in the road where you either let go of controlling ALL THE EVERYTHING, or you can take the other side of the fork and pretend/lie to yourself that you still control ALL THE EVERYTHING that's (beyond) out of your hands. So I don't know if it's the one less traveled, I would guess it is, but I decided to let it go. (I bet Robert Frost would be so delighted that I alluded to his poem and intermingled it with the Disney hit of the century.)
So what I'm getting at here, what I want to "pin" times 1,000 is that what He promises is TRUE.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. (Isaiah 26:3 ESV)
He will do this. He does this impossible, IMPOSSIBLE THING in my heart. I've never in my life felt peace the way I do now. And trust me, the cards are pretty stacked against peace these days. And yet with my mind glued...clinging to God's word, to prayer, to worship each moment overflows with more perfect peace than I think I've experienced in the entirety of my life. It's real. It's true. It doesn't make sense and there it is. God is so faithful.
He loves you. And he has this for you now. Right now.