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Have you ever had the "peace that surpasses understanding?"

What is the peace that surpasses understanding?  Is it even possible to have peace when everything seems so upside down and topsy turvy?  I read a lot of mainstream news and non-mainstream news, and to be honest with you there is a great deal of suffering in the world on a daily basis.  My heart hurts to see it.  I sometimes cry when I read the stories.  I listen to the stories told in my office and know that life can be full of heart wrenching pain.  Yet, there is a promise that we can have peace within our hearts that wouldn't otherwise be attained.  

Hold onto the promise that “The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).  Our hearts can break, our minds can become confused and illogical in the face of grief and heartache.  Yet, God promises to hold you together, to keep you at peace.  What good is it to have riches and things if our hearts aren't at peace?  Seek peace in the new year by believing in the promise handed to you that you can have peace even when life doesn't make sense.  

May 2015 be filled with peace in your hearts even in the midst of life's challenges.  

Blessings and peace-  Gretchen 

by Gretchen Flores