The levels of anxiety on people’s lives right now are off the charts. If we’d only had the chance to listen to their thoughts we’d go crazy. It’s pretty easy to walk through life and only focus in doom and gloom when we see all this negativity happening all around.
Don’t lose your PEACE!
“Cast all anxiety on Him because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 NIV
You might be thinking, “That’s not as simple as it looks; we are being bombarded from every angle. Seems like this overwhelming dark cloud gets heavier and heavier by the minute.” Honestly, yes that’s the truth. However, I’m not saying live in denial and be unsympathetic to what’s happening around the world; but we must learn to see life occurrences through Kingdom lenses, because Light always defeats darkness if only you welcome that Light into your life. It’s imperative to learn to rest and trust the Lord in this season.
Whatever you’re focusing on is going to be the very thing controlling your emotions. This is a time to have our eyes completely fixed on Jesus, His promises and goodness.
“‘Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: REJOICE! Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by PRAYER AND PETITION, with THANKSGIVING, present your request to God. And the PEACE of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your mind in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -if anything is excellent or praiseworthy- think about such things.” Philippians 4:4,6-8
It’s not a secret that people tend to become what they think. So why not focus on the good instead of the bad? Trying to have a better outlook in life will make you happier regardless of the circumstances.
The sooner we understand in our inner most being that the Lord already overcame, we will know how to tackle ‘trying times’ from the perspective of an overcomer. The Lord makes it really clear as of what to do and how to confront life challenges.
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.” John 16:33 NIV
The Lord woke me up with a word that I shared on my Facebook Page last week:
“I WILL GUARD YOUR HEART IN COMPLETE PEACE.”
That’s His promise to you, if you would only say Yes to His invitation of Peace and Rest.
“You, Lord, give perfect peace to those who keep their purpose firm and put their trust in you.” Isaiah 26:3 GNBDK
I would like to leave you with this next verse. I pray it over you today.
“May the Lord himself, who is our source of peace, give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 GNBDK