God’s word tells us to “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7)
There was a point in my story when I learned what these verses truly mean. I was having some health issues and went to the doctor. He told me that I needed a hysterectomy. The date was set, and I started praying. My family and friends joined me in prayer. By the day of surgery, I was starting to fully understand this verse. God was pouring His incredible peace all over me.
Jump ahead to the day I was being discharged from the hospital. My doctor asked if I had any questions before I left. I asked, “What now?” He told me that we could talk about that when the results of the biopsy came back. I simply looked at him and asked, “Are we talking cancer?” He said we needed to wait for the results. While waiting for my ride to come, I started praying. No way was God’s peace so flaky that I would lose it just by hearing this news. God, once again, started pouring out His peace.
The day came to get the staples out and find out the results of the biopsy. I was getting ready to head to the doctor when I received a phone call that would once again challenge the peace. My doctor had died of a massive heart attack the night before, and they would have to reschedule for the next day with another doctor. More prayer and, once again, more of God’s peace.
Within the next few days I heard words I never thought I would hear: “You’ve got cancer.” This totally rocked my world. I remember saying, “I want my peace back.” Through searching scripture and prayer, God once again showed me His peace.
You see, like the woman in Mark 5:25-34 and Luke 8:43-48, God had healed me from my “issue of blood.” He flooded my heart, soul and every fiber of my being with His peace. I was able to touch the hem of His garment through scripture and prayer.
Have you been able to touch the hem of His garment in Bible reading and prayer? Has God flooded your heart with His peace that passes all understanding? I invite you to first, seek and find His peace. Then I ask, will you tell your story?
Scripture quotations taken from the New American Standard Bible® (NASB), Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. www.lockman.org