God’s peace is better than anything you could obtain by trying with all of your might.
In chaos, we in our feeble attempts try to control our situation. It’s natural actually. Bringing order to disorder is a human characteristic. Yet despite how hard we try, sometimes, the harder we work, the more work it becomes.
What defies our logic is the very thing we ought to do. The very way to bring order to our chaos is not to control the situation but to not control our situation. We transfer the control to the One who is capable of bringing control to us.
This often requires waiting. If you are no longer working to maintain a robust situation, you have no other option than to wait. It is in the waiting that God’s peace can actually catch up with us. God’s peace is like a warm blanket on a cold day. You can’t enjoy it if you are rushing about, but once you sit still, it envelopes you, calming your body from all of its shaking and trembling.
You can breath again when you are at peace.
Though you are tempted to worry, that peace invites you to stay waiting a while longer, enjoying the embrace of the God who moves in mysterious ways.
You cannot force this peace, it only comes when you give up, control that is; when you give up control, then God’s peace reigns.
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7