Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Ahhh, peace, what is peace?
Websters dictionary states it is a state of peace or tranquility. They are right on about that, actually any definition in the dictionary that I have come across totally correlates with the Bible it’s sad how God stares us in the face everyday and yet so many still don’t see Him.
Anyway, this is how I feel today, completely tranquil, full of peace. I sit looking at the home God has provided for us, I look at all the work I have done in it with amazement. I never knew I was capable of so many new things, but God did. I sit with tears trickling down my face because I am so happy, so Joyful.
I haven’t even found a job yet, but I have no worries about it. I know it will come and it will be better than I could ever imagine. I know God will provide like He has been doing my whole life. Thing is I didn’t notice until I started seeking Him a couple years ago. There is way less drama and mess ups in my life because I seek His guidance and direction.
I started that addiction group last week, I went even though I didn’t want to and almost didn’t until I felt God starting to convict me, I was like “no way am I going to feel that again”, so I went. It turned out great, they mentioned things that really hit home. The main reason I am going is to quit smoking, but I also want to make sure nothing from my past comes back into my life also.
One thing they said was ” if you focus on God and doing His work your addiction will dwindle”. They are right. Back before I knew God I worried so much that I smoked 2 packs a day. When I met God I went down to 1 pack and now recently I have gone down to about 7 cigs a day. When the urge comes I put it off and think “you don’t control me, I live for God”, then I focus on God and His peace comes over me and I go longer.
There is nothing better than God’s peace, no drug or bottle can give you this sense of peace and contentment. The more I follow Him the more content I am in any circumstance, even not having a job. I have nothing but Hope and Joy most days. Of course there are some days where worry or pain might creep up but even in my most depressed state that Hope never leaves.
I know Joy is right around the corner and I just have to hang on.
I pray anyone reading this who doesn’t know God seeks Him. There will always be things in this world that will stress us out or hurt us, but when you know God that becomes more difficult. He is a shield around you that is hard to penetrate. No person or thing in this world can do that for you.
I pray you find your peace today and that God opens the eyes of your heart so that you can see Him all around you.
How lucky are we to have a King die to give us peace? Our King died and then rose from the dead to bring us life. All you have to do is really believe and you will have the peace I speak about. Ask Him to help you believe and He will I promise.