Probably most people like to wake up with the thought of having a predictable, peaceful day ahead of them.
I do.
But over the past couple of days almost everything that I’ve encountered hasn’t gone the way I’ve planned.
The amazing thing is what I felt through this time: God’s presence which translated into peace. I knew that He was with me and that He was going before me. I knew that He was in control, even though the current situation wasn’t looking too good. I could feel His presence.
Just like the children of Israel as they went to cross the Jordan River.
As they stood on the banks of the river, ark in tow, I’m getting the sense that they weren’t stressing over their situation. Even as the priests’ feet dipped in the brim of the water I would say they that they still felt the presence of God around them. And they allowed His presence to be the source of the peace and calmness they were experiencing.
Then their God showed out and made a way for them. Their feelings of peace were warranted. God had been in complete control the entire time.
Certainly they were thankful for the extraordinary event that had just taken place in their life. It was through this experience that their faith in God had been strengthened. This God filled moment provided them with a sense of security and built a bridge for future generations to be reminded of the glory of their God.
Allow Jesus’ presence in the midst of your chaos overcome you. When you do, not even a rushing river will be able to drown out His whispers of peace.