Need God’s Peace?

Need God’s Peace?

May 4, 2018 Inspiration and Encouragement 4
Need God's Peace?

Stressful situations surround us daily. The worry and fear we face in trying times steals our joy, strains relationships, and can even immobilize us. In today’s post, I’ll share the key to overcoming. So when trouble comes, you won’t be anxious but will have God’s peace.

Need God's Peace?

The Hard Truth about Anxiety

As Trinna and I have been called into missions work, we are at the beginning of a huge step of faith. We’re so excited to see what God does! We have so much to be thankful for and look forward to. But in the midst of leaving our comfort zone, there’s a temptation to fear about all the unknowns.

I’m sure you have your own struggle. In these times, the enemy plants ideas in our heads of all the things that could go wrong. At the root of this mindset is a claim that God is not a good Father, or we are not children worthy of His love and care.

We all struggle with this, but the hard truth about anxiety is it’s not believing God is with you or for you. When we stay in fear and doubt about our future, we say to God, “I don’t trust you.”

God’s Peace is the Answer

God has given us the key to overcome what weighs us down.

Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is near. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.

—Philippians 4:4-8 (NLT)

The moment fear begins to creep in, remember God is with you. In His presence is fullness of joy (Psalm 16:11). Talk with Him about everything you are feeling and going through. Tell Him your needs and remember how He has always helped you. Praise and thank Him for being a good Father to you.

Even in the worst of times, He promises to bless you with peace. As you continue to work through what tempts you to worry, think about positive things and reasons to praise God. He is worthy of honor and glory.

God will give you peace beyond comprehension as you put your trust in Him.

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4 Responses

  1. Jeanette D'Anna says:

    There’s a scripture that says, “the Joy of the Lord is our Strength.” That’s what the enemy tries to steal from us, our joy, and with that comes a lack of strength. Such a good word, thanks John!

  2. andreamoede says:

    It’s not believing God is with you or for you – ouch! Truth!

    • Every time I realize this, it shakes me out of the funk I’m in. Hopefully, this is taken that way, and the truth will encourage and not condemn. Thanks, Andrea!

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