It’s possible to be in a quiet room and be in an inner state of turmoil. But it was never God’s intent for you to live a life full of distress. Even if chaos is surrounding you, you can still live in peace.
This peace is not a peace the world understands. Your friends won’t understand how you can keep your joy when you have every reason to be dismayed. People won’t understand how you’re able to sleep, when it seems the whole world is crashing around you. But when you’re walking in God’s favor, you can have His surpassing peace. And it will guard your heart and mind.
When you choose to let go of worry and anxiety, and make your request known to God, scripture says then God’s peace which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.
This means you don’t have to hold on to things that are out of your control. You don’t have to be tied to relationships that are toxic. No, you can choose today to let go of the things that are upsetting, disheartening. You can release the things that cause bitterness and strife, and you can exchange these things for God’s surpassing peace.
It may get a little chaotic from time to time. Life will test you. Problems might arise. But the God of the universe is bigger than your problems. He will cause you to pass the tests.
Don’t let worry overtake you. Instead, you can do as the scripture admonishes us to do. Through prayer, petition and with thanksgiving, you can make your requests known to God. It may be an undeserving peace. But because He’s a God of grace, because He wants to show Himself strong in your life, He will favor you with His peace. And it will guard your heart and mind. Expect God’s surpassing peace today!
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