I have little to say today, other than I am thankful for peace. I am thankful that we are given the opportunity to find peace and love in our Savior and that there are moments, like the one I felt driving into work this morning, where peace overcomes us so fully, so completely, merely because we know that the Lord Jesus is with us.
I always hear people talk about moments when they know the Lord’s hand is on their shoulder, and how those moments are usually the big, monumental ones. But for me, I feel closest to Jesus in times of serene contentment. Perhaps it’s because I’m an inherently emotional person, and it’s in those moments of calm that I feel God urging me to be present with Him, or perhaps it’s something else, some divine reason that I don’t yet have insight to. Whatever it is, that’s where I feel most connected to the Father.
I used to look at this and worry, because I didn’t have any monumental moment to speak of, and that made me feel less than. But that’s ridiculous, I’ve realized as I’ve continued to walk through this journey with Christ. He comes to us each in different ways, which is something I’ve firmly believed since the beginning. And if He comes to me more vividly in moments of peace, then so be it.
Maybe one day I’ll be able to see Him most clearly through the fog of emotions that tends to cloud me during those big moments in life. I can only pray that I will, that eventually, I will immediately snap to Him as things happen, instead of seeing His work retrospectively, as I often do now. Or maybe I won’t, because maybe our relationship is meant to be much more calm than the rest of my life. Maybe He is supposed to be my source of steadiness.
He knows how He wants to reveal Himself to me, and all that matters is that I trust Him to do so in the right moments.
For now, those moments are tranquil, and I am grateful for them.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
— Proverbs 3:5