"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Waiting is knowing answers will come, but not knowing what the answers will reveal. A most difficult exercise for humans is turning the mind away from dwelling on possible outcomes. The peace God offers brings calm to the night. God knows the deepest parts of the human heart and offers respite and rest. Much of what Paul writes to the various churches is to encourage them. Just like the early church, we need that encouragement in these days.
We face the reality of a pandemic in our world, and it is frightening on many levels. I know without reservation that God walks with us in the darkest hours and the deepest valleys. My Lord and Savior offers strength, comfort, and peace to our hearts when His children need them the most.
Most Holy Lord, you are our Creator who loves each of us and You hear our prayers. May we open our hearts to Your wisdom and trust that you walk with us in the valleys. Please guard our hearts Lord and comfort Your children. Forgive us when we doubt Your power working in our lives. Thank you for Your perfect love realized through Your Son who gave His life for our Salvation. Thank you Heavenly Father for the strength you give though Your Word and through prayer. In Jesus Holy Name, Amen.