Sometimes life goes in unexpected directions. In those moments, I’ve found that I face 2 choices:

  • Stress
  • Peace

I’ve recently experienced both stress followed peace regarding a difficult situation, and I definitely want to find a way to skip over the whole stress part and jump right to peace! Although not always right away, in times like this, I turned to God. I’ve found that even when life doesn’t go the way I expect, or desire, He’s got it all mapped out and knows exactly where the chips are falling and why. I thought I’d share 2 of my favorite passages of scripture that have given me a lot of comfort and peace in the midst of uncertainty.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Philippians 4:6+7

And secondly…

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

John 14:27