"And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 4:7 (emphasis mine)
In the midst of tragedy and suffering He (God Almighty) is guarding our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus - our great Savior and Provider.
Could it be that maybe even when we don't feel that peace that it is still present? Is it a matter of the will on whether we feel it and trust Him? But can we say that even when we don't feel the peace that it is yet still present?
Yes. We can. His promises are true and they are sure.
Maybe it's after the storm, after the rain has fallen so greatly on us that we can see His peace and His presence have been there all along and that His grace never left us.
So, if life is hard right now and the peace is a struggle to find, keep holding on. Pray "I trust You, Jesus." as many times as it takes for your heart to become in line with the God who sees you and His plan.
He will never leave us. Hallelujah!
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6