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!