Walking in His Peace
Every morning we wake up to a day filled with tasks to do. For many of us, we have families to feed, work to be done, houses to clean, and the list goes on. Many times we are left wondering and worrying about how we will get everything done, or even how well we will cope with whatever the day brings. No matter the questions, concerns, or the worries, there is one thing that we can rely on; God is with us.
Worry is a powerful emotion that can affect every area of our lives. It can also manifest into different emotions such as stress and fear, causing us to question how we go about our day. There are several verses in the Bible, however, that address worry, telling us to rely on God because we are His children. One verse that has been earmarked in my Bible for some time, is;
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
This verse has brought peace and comfort when worry and anxiety have replaced hope, as it has been a verse that is reflected upon and considered every day. When we worry, we welcome the possibility that the day’s tasks will be difficult to overcome, leaving us unable to experience the joy’s that God has created specifically for us. When we place our day in God’s hands, and pray for his peace and love to be evident in our lives as we go about our day, we can see and experience the amazing things that He has given us. Every day has its struggles, but when we put our hope and faith in God, we can rest in his presence and love and know that with whatever comes our way, he is in control of it all.
Our experience of God’s peace does not have to be limited to the church service on Sunday, but it can be carried with us everyday, every hour and every minute of every week. As we study the scriptures and start every morning with a prayer of thanksgiving, we welcome God’s peace into our every day lives and place our day, no matter what tasks lay before us, in His hands.
“Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?” Matthew 6:26
God takes care of the birds, and provides for them fully. Imagine how much more important you are to Him! There are a lot of things that we cannot control in this world, but we can count on God to help us overcome them.