3 Days Of Choosing Peace

Day 3 of 3 • This day’s reading


I don’t know what you are waiting on God for, but I can tell you he’s worth the wait. He keeps his promises. The I Am Second organization has spent the last decade telling the stories of people who have found him trustworthy. Some saw their prayers answered and their dreams filled. Some are still waiting. But all of them experienced God keeping promises to know he’ll pull through in the end. They each came out saying, “I am Second. He is First. He will fix this mess and bring me peace.” 

The Bible tells this same story over and over again. God loves His people, even though His people run away and pursue their own desires. Apart from God, they find there is only pain, disappointment, and ultimately death. God never gives up on his people. (He won’t give up on you.) He sent his one and only Son, Jesus, to build the bridge back to him. Jesus died a gruesome death on a cross, was buried, and rose again three days later. In his resurrection, he accomplished the defeat of death itself, the ultimate enemy of us all.

Whatever your struggle, whatever your pain, God has it beat. He has a plan. I have told him often how I wish he would tell me more of his plan. I would like more of an explanation for some of the hardship I’ve faced. I’m sure you would too. But I can say, and I’ll say it with the chorus of Seconds who have also shared their stories: he can still be trusted.

We have seen him.

We have touched him.

We have heard his voice.

We have found his peace while we wait for the day.

Trust Jesus.

Choose peace.

Learn more about finding peace through your struggle with the book I Choose Peace , featuring stories from Chip and Joanna Gaines, Kathie Lee Gifford, Shawn Johnson and more.