Unusual Peace

​And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 ESV

Since deciding to go back to work, this incredible, indescribable peace has washed over me. Sunday, in church, my husband prayed over me as we took the communion elements. In the midst he prayed for the most off the wall thing: unusual peace. 

Let’s unpack that. 

I’m a school teacher and word parts are totally something I love to geek out over. 

Un=not, Usual=common, =not common peace. I’m pretty sure I have punctuation errors all over the place in that, but hey, if you’re here to judge my sentence structures, you are in the wrong place. 

Anywho, not usual peace! Wow! What a thought! It described everything I had been feeling in my spirit. I should be frightened, but I’m not. I’m should be freaked out about new parents, standards, systems, but I’m not. I should be wigged out that I might have missed something over the passed five days, but I’m not. There really is an unusual peace in knowing that the Lord, my God, is with me,  I go! 

Dude, I am not alone! I am loved and comforted and He is here with me, in this! I know I will fail and I know that I will succeed and I am so ok with all of it because He is with me in it all.

My friends, I pray that whatever it is that you are walking through, that you will know He is with you, wherever you are and go and that the knowledge of it would give you an unusual peace that surpasses all understanding.