We live in a chaotic busy world. Seems like everyone is busy and on the go around the clock. It may not necessarily be a good thing to not have some 'down time'. We all need a little rest and relaxation. We all strive for peace. Note the word 'strive'. That word alone indicates a lack of peace when we are striving for something. God does not want us to be frazzled and anxious and in a state of fret and concern. He wants you to have your mind set on him and learn to trust him with every day details of life.
What has you frazzled today? Maybe it is an upcoming major event such as a graduation or a wedding. Perhaps it is looking for a new job since you were let go due to economic hardships in the country. The world situation particularly in the United States can sure cause us to have a lack of peace. Perhaps a deadline at work is looming and you have put things off and are playing a catch up game to make it on time. You are in school and have not studied for a big test so therefore you are 'freaking out' and lack peaceful. Your car needs new tires but even though your folks told you the value of saving for a rainy day fund you did not listen and now are losing peace since you do not know where the money will come from. Oddly enough during the writing of this blog the enemy must have not wanted it to go out because I lost a good portion of it before it was saved that I had to recreate. That alone started to take away my peace. How odd to write on peace and be tested like that. Anyway things in this world can send us into fits if we let them. It is important to schedule a quiet time and prayer into your day and let the Lord take your burdens. You can not keep going non stop without the Lord at the controls. You may say "I have too much to do at work. I can not take a break." Make yourself go on your lunch break if for nothing more than to talk and walk with the Lord.
Isaiah 26:3 says "You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you." Set your mind on the Lord and let him take your concerns. Psalm 55:22 says "Cast your cares on the lord and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall." You can not keep harboring concerns and worries without it taking a toll on you. Colossians 3:2 says "Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." In John 14:27 it says"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." You can have victory over this stress in your life. Worrying about things will not solve anything. It is one of the hardest things to do is to let go of worry. It is a discipline to daily ask the Lord to help you with. If others are confusing you with their opinions and that is causing you a lack of peace just give that to the Lord. Maybe you lose peace due to saying the wrong things you wish you could take back.
John 16:33 says "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." All things will eventually be over and be solved and when you are needlessly fretting over something it is only going to make you unrelaxed. Give God your concerns and ask him to give you his perfect peace.
PRAYER: Lord there is nothing I can do about lots of the things I sit and think about. All I do is cause needless worry and fretting. I do not like to not be at peace and continually have to seek to be on a 'peace walk' and allow you to take the controls. Give me your strength to let go and let you take my concerns. In Jesus Name.Amen!
Enjoy the following song of praise and worship as you focus on the Lord.