I am going through a very challenging time in my life right now but I have had a peace that, like the Bible says, “surpasseth all uderstanding”. I thank God for that peace everyday because there is no way that I could wake up ready to face the day without it.
This weekend however, my peace was gone. I woke up and the enormity of my situation slammed on me and I started to dread. I knew that I had to get my eyes back on the Lord or I would be a mess. I decided to fast breakfast and lunch and read the Bible and pray. That was Saturday. Still no peace. On Sunday I went to church, no peace. Sunday night I spent time listening to worship music, reading my Bible and praying. No peace.
I know that something is going on. I’m praying in the spirit, fasting, reading the Word, being still and no peace. God is ministering to me during this time. Strengthening me, teaching me, but my heart is still troubled. I know that I can’t be nonchalant about this. The Lord tells me that many Christians do not receive because we do not do what it takes to receive. We do not seek hard after Him. We ask for wisdom and if we don’t receive it right away we move on. We pray for peace and when it doesn’t come we try to find it a different way. If the Word says it, it means we can have, be, or do it. We cannot give up until we receive it.
I go back to my prayer closet because I want whatever is causing the unrest in my life to be gone. I refuse to accept it, pretend it’s not there, give satan an entrance into my life. I will pray in tongues (because I don’t know what the problem is) until I have peace, until I have the answer.
Are you giving up before you get what you are seeking for? Jesus says seek and you will find (Luke 11:9-10). Jeremiah 29:13 says you will find God when you seek for Him with your whole heart. Don’t give up before you have found what you are looking for.