We have “peace that passes understanding” when we spend time with the “Prince of Peace.” (Phillipians 4:7; Isaiah 9:6) I’m so thankful to have experienced a double eye infection which kept me homebound for five days. It created a cradle for a great spiritual learning experience. My eyes were in so much pain I couldn’t open them; so I couldn’t work, read, watch T.V., or do anything which required sight. I had to lie still with a cold compress on my eyes. No one else was around. For five days it was just me and God. The typical noise and distractions of life were gone, so my heart was free to explore a deeper realization of the comfort and peace that comes from God.

As we spent time together, He brought me into a greater realization of His goodness. I realized how fragile my life is without Him. I could be blind. I was reminded of God’s beautiful promises written by Jeremiah: “But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. ‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘therefore I will hope in him.’ The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” (‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:21-26‬)

While it’s true that God’s goodness to us is manifested in the comfort of physical blessings, the physical blessings may not last. We may have sight today and be blind tomorrow; we may have money today and be broke tomorrow.. Our lasting hope and peace is in the everlasting love of God. My eye infections served as an investment in my relationship with God. It put me in a place to “wait quietly” for Him. During the five days I was home alone, God gave me a sense of peace that I’d never had before. I never want to lose it. His peace is found only in His presence!

From the book, “Essential Faith” Volume 2 available on Amazon by clicking HERE .

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