Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Peace in the Midst of the Collapsible

“The LORD will give strength to His people;
The LORD will bless His people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11 NKJV)

“I’m fine,” I replied. And meant it.

The dreaded disease was there. 

The doctor wanted to say there was nothing to give concern. The symptoms would go away, and life would go back to normal. 

But he couldn’t. 

The tests had confirmed his diagnosis.

To my sincere words, “I’m fine,” the doctor said, “Well, I’m not.”

He knew I was young, with my whole life in front of me.

I can’t explain it, but I truly was fine. Life was about to crash in on me. I didn’t know what that was going to look like. I only knew it was going to crash.

But I really was fine. I had an unexplainable peace that no matter what that collapse looked like, I’d be okay. 

The world would be okay. 

God would still be okay. 

Somehow I had the assurance that even when life collapsed, God wouldn’t.

God blessed me that day with peace, and I can’t tell you why.

That was ten years ago.  I’ve lived with Multiple Sclerosis day in and day out since. 

Can I say I’ve been fine every single one of those days? Undeniably, no. 

But if there is one thing I’ve learned out of a million, God gives over-arching, unexplainable peace to those who rest in Him, even in the midst of the collapsible.

Ten years ago, life collapsed on me. But my God never has, even though I’ve had to lean on Him hard.

Have God’s truths or promises ever collapsed when you leaned too hard on them?

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