As we were praying about what unit we should focus on next with our After School Students, we felt led to one of the fruit of the Spirit: peace. So many things have changed and it's been a difficult transition for a lot of us. Our kids feel it too as they are adjusting to doing school online, not being able to see their friends, and being stuck inside. Now more than ever, we need to remember that "the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard (our) hearts and (our) minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7, NIV)."
True peace is knowing that God is in control of everything and trusting that He is good. Sometimes we struggle to remember that God is good when difficult things are happening. Whether we know people affected by the Coronavirus or who are struggling with job changes or loss, it can be hard to remember that God is good and that He's working everything out for good, even in this.
This week we focused on Psalm 91:1-2 "Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'” It's a great reminder that God doesn't leave us alone when things are difficult. He's right here with us during this time. God is using this time to draw us closer to Him. All of our normal distractions are gone, stress levels are high, and God is waiting for us to draw near to Him.
In His presence is where we can find all of the comfort and peace that we need. Join us as we seek to draw near to God and remember that even when we can't see it, He is still moving!