Surpassing Peace

It’s been a whirlwind of a week for my wife and me.  My wife is almost 29 weeks pregnant with twins and has been experiencing some signs of preterm labor.  That is only part of the story, as we returned to the hospital the next day to be monitored again and to spend the night in the hospital.  As I sit here, blogging from the hospital awaiting our second, and hopefully final, night of staying in the hospital this trip, the Lord is currently seeing us through this trial.

It’s easy to say that the Lord is seeing us through the trial now (after test after test has confirmed that my wife is not currently in active labor and the babies are doing fine), however, our Tuesday evening drive to the hospital was not the most pleasant experience.  It seemed that anxiety had gripped me since being in the hospital for testing on Monday afternoon.  I remember praying to the Lord, “Lord, I just don’t know how to pray in this situation, let me experience your peace concerning this trial.”  I wouldn’t necessarily say that this was answered immediately, but I did believe the promise of God.  For in Philippians 4:6-7 it says “Be anxious about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”  I found myself wanting the peace of God that surpasses all comprehension, but I realized that I desperately needed to be in communion with God to make known my prayers and supplications before Him. So I poured out my prayers, meek as they were, before Him.  I sent out an e-mail to some friends and family and Lighthouse group at First Family Church.  I knew that those prayers were going to rise up to the very throne room of a Holy God who cares for his children.  At this moment, I find myself resting in the peace of God, in the midst of this trial, knowing that the peace of God is guarding my heart as I trust in Christ Jesus.  Praise God for answered prayer and seeing us through this trial!

3 thoughts on “Surpassing Peace”

  1. Praise God for His promises which are TRUE and TRUSTWORTHY! I have seen the peace He is giving you (and me) in this time of trial, and I am so thankful that as we cast our burden upon the Lord, He will sustain us.

  2. Your words are filled with such transparency and truth. I stand with you for your precious wife and babies. Laying all our cares before the Lord because He cares for us.

    Bless you and your family.

  3. LisaShaw –

    Thanks for the kind words. It truly means a lot to know that there are many believers standing in the gap and praying for us!

    Blessings!

    Travis

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