Peace in the Eye of the Hurricane
When I'm diligent enough to wake up in time, I love beginning my mornings with a devotional from a truly amazing lady called Corrie Ten Boom, who I’ve written about before as one of my all-time heroes. One little sentence of hers has been a big help to me in my own walk with God these last few weeks. It says this:
In the centre of a hurricane there is absolute peace and quiet. There is no safer place than in the centre of the will of God. Corrie Ten Boom
I just love that thought: that in the centre of a hurricane there is absolute peace.
First thing on a Monday morning, the week ahead often feels like a bit of a hurricane, with commitments and deadlines and worries and unknowns swirling around. And yet how amazing to know that we can always return to the absolute peace that is at the centre of it all: our Father God.
Philippians 4:7 says that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
This idea of God’s peace guarding my heart and mind has really changed my perspective on how important it is to spend time in His presence. Instead of squeezing in a guilt-tripped prayer before I head to sleep, I’m learning to fiercely prioritise set-apart time with God, because His peace both calms my heart in the hurricane, and guards it from the damaging storms of this life.
The more time I spend with God, and the more I receive His peace, I realise that I need it to face the day. I’m realising that nothing and nobody else can look after my heart like He does!
What a privilege that even in the storms of life, we have constant access to the peace and everlasting love of God, who is at the centre holding all things together.
Having graduated in June 2015, Lucy is adjusting to graduate life after three amazing years in the city of Durham. She feels very fortunate to be working in Marketing for a great company in Cambridge, whilst still working part-time overseeing and developing More Precious. Lucy recently got engaged and will be married in 2016!