God can bring peace into your life

Many (possibly most?) people experience high levels of stress on a daily basis. Always having something more to do and not getting enough sleep are the norm. Feeling like you can’t keep up or you aren’t doing as much as you should be is common. People are worn down and worn out!

God knows that we believe that we are what we do. He knows the pressure we put on ourselves to be always accomplishing, always doing…He understands that we judge our worth by what other people think of us. Are we admired? Do people think we’re ambitious enough? How successful are we compared to our neighbor, our coworker, our friend?

Family, home and work obligations run on a continuous loop. Peace and rest sound like a lofty goal. We do truly need help having peace in our lives.

God has the power to give you many good things. And one of the greatest of those good things is peace!

In Jeremiah Chapter 17, verses 5-8, it is written:

This is what the Lord says:  “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the Lord. He will be like a bush in the wastelands; he will not see prosperity when it comes. He will dwell in the parched places of the desert, in a salt land where no one lives.

“But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” [NIV Bible]

Believe in God and ask Him to bring peace into your life. When God blesses you with His peace, you will know it. It will feel like you’re doing something you’ve never been able to do before! It is exciting to be blessed with God’s peace because it doesn’t depend on having good circumstances. You’ll know it’s God when He gives you peace while you’re facing trouble. Link yourself to God and let Him give you the amazing gift of peace!

When you are in trouble, depend on the great I AM

In Psalm 27, verses 1-3 it says:

The Lord is my light and my salvation–whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life–of whom shall I be afraid? When evil men advance against me to devour my flesh, when my enemies and my foes attack me, they will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then will I be confident.

In this psalm, salvation is spoken about right in the beginning. It is given top billing because it is a priority of this life. To receive your salvation, you must believe in the One True God– God the Father, God the Holy Spirit, and God the Son, Jesus Christ. These Three form the Holy Trinity, the three parts of the One True God. By believing in the One True God; by believing that Jesus was sacrificed as an atonement for our sins, by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will be saved and receive your salvation. Salvation is the assurance of an eternal life with God when this life is over.

Salvation is your ultimate victory, because no matter what you face in this life, no matter what you go through or what you fear, you can be confident and encouraged by knowing that this is a short life, but it’s not your only life!

This Psalm describes a situation that seems hopeless, but God is mighty and His power is immense. When you face a situation that you just can’t handle, pray to God, asking Him to take over. Tell God you are overwhelmed. Tell Him you don’t know what to do. Tell Him you can’t think of a way out. Pray with sincerity in your heart, believing in God and His ability to help you. When you seek Him this way, He will respond to you.

Immediately you will feel His presence. You will be reassured by Him. You will experience the relief of knowing that He is there with you, that you aren’t going through this misery by yourself, with no one to help you.

Knowing you are in God’s care, that He is with you and is always willing to help you gives you courage! You will become bolder, more able to face tough situations that struck you down before. Every time you face trouble with God beside you, it strengthens you to fight another day. You will be able feel joy and peace in the midst of trouble by the power of the Almighty God!

God will build you up in Him. He will make you stronger than you’ve ever been. You will be able to do things with God beside you that you’ve never been able to do before! As you put into practice trusting God and depending on Him to guide you and help you, you will be able to say, “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear; though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. [NIV Bible]

 

 

 

 

Salvation, which is the assurance of eternal life with God when this life is over, is your ultimate victory.