The storm of our circumstances control us ONLY when we’re far from God–HE is our unshakeable peace in the storm! We have a CHOICE to live in the peace of God. The Bible talks about this in terms of how we choose to “set our mind.” Our circumstances and the events which happen today will include many things that we can’t control. However, we CAN control what we set our mind upon and–that choice makes the difference about how we handle circumstances beyond our control. God’s Word says: “Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” (Col. 3:2) To do this, God’s Word says we must: “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” (Col. 3:12-15) Peace isn’t based upon the size of the raging storm; no–it’s the size of God’s presence in our heart. When our heart is set upon our unchanging God, then the storms don’t control us. We are not worried, afraid, sad, angry, etc.—because, when God’s presence rules in our heart–we have peace. He is bigger than the storm! If we want God’s peace, we MUST have His presence! Sin is too high a price to pay for God’s perfect peace. In God’s presence–no circumstance OR person can take the peace He gives us. Stay close to HIM and discover unshakeable peace!