Rest In Peace
God's peace is a protective shield that will guard you from worry, anxiety, doubt and fear. Life is full of uncertainties; however, God's peace is constant. Tuesday night, LSA Breakout, our local church's youth ministry had their service and the theme was surrender. It was such a beautiful night where we were once reminded that God has the ultimate control over our lives. When we choose to surrender every single area of our lives; in turn, we are trusting God with every single area of our lives. In a restless world in which we live in; when we choose to surrender it all, God's peace will provides rest. The bible assures us that His peace will guard our hearts and minds through Jesus. Whenever I am feeling overwhelmed, I am reminded of Philippians 4:6-7 that says this: 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.
With everything going on in the world, fear has been instilled in our society. Parents are weary about sending their children to school because its not a safe environment anymore. Families are cautious about traveling or going to an open area because you just never know, something may happen. However, I love how nothing escapes God's mind, He knew that we would be living troubling times and that the enemy would capitalize on it.
God's Word is telling you today, don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. The solution to your worries is in prayer. There is a tremendous power in prayer when you talk to Your Heavenly Father. I often compare it to our earthy fathers, I remember being a child (and even today as an adult) going to my dad when I was in trouble. I would immediately feel a burden lifted off of my shoulders. The most gratifying part of it all was listening to those magical words, "don't worry about it, I got this". Ahhh... what a sigh of relief, I could finally breathe, sleep, and eat! My daddy was going to take care of it and I no longer had to deal with it because it was not my problem anymore. That brought an unbelievable feeling of peace over my life.
Today, your Heavenly Father wants you to confide in Him, He has a solution for your troubles. Feeling fearful for tomorrow? Allow me to remind you that prayer is the key which will unlock God's perfect peace over you. Rest in His peace, it will be a safe haven in your most difficult moments. Talk to your Daddy, tell Him what's going on and trust that His solution is better than yours. The more you pray, the less you will tend to worry.
Be Encouraged, Be Blessed!