It sounds to have been a very distressing experience, but he had moved from this painful point to an enviable position of calm and trust as he faced the final years of life’s journey. He knew the joy of peace under pressure, a composed and purposeful strength, founded on the Rock which is Yahshua; a strength by which he would face all the distressing circumstances of his latter days.
How do you rate under pressure? How do I? We live at a time when stress and strain are part of every day; life, it seems, is lived constantly in the ‘fast lane’; so many things demand our attention and our energy. As we learn to put our dependence upon Yahweh, yield the smallest details of our lives to Him and learn the lessons of obedience, we may expect to find this peace, for it is in Yahshua, our Prince of Peace. Paul assured us that His peace “…which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in [Messiah Yahshua].” [Philippians 4:7 AMP] What an amazing promise and it is particularly exciting in this version. The thought of Yahweh’s peace ‘mounting guard’ over my heart settles my anxieties and brings rest to my heart and mind. The world can neither give nor take away this kind of peace.
Those who trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in [Yahweh] are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever.
Psalm 125:1 [AMP]