“Peace like a river fills my soul, when chaos like ocean waves are breaking all around me,”

This is a modern translation of the first line of a very old hymn. It talks about the fact that God is always around us to provide the comfort and peace we so dearly need, in the middle of the turmoil that often fills our lives. God is there for us, available at our moment of need, even if we have been actively pushing Him away for many years prior to the moment we call out for His help. God is very patient, and He loves us with a love that surpasses all understanding. He waits for us to reach the point of finally understanding that we need Him, that we can’t doit on our own, and then, at our greatest time of need, He comes in to provide what we have always needed. Love, Peace, Joy, Patience and strength to do more than endure, to overcome all obstacles. Phil 4:13 says “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.”

Tom Zimmer