Have you ever worried about something, so much so to the point where you found yourself not being able to stop thinking about it , or even lay awake all night long?
Have you ever questioned or second-guessed a decision you made, or had regrets in regards to the outcome of a previous relationship?
The Word reminds how there’s no use in worrying about something, because it won’t help the situation either way (Matthew 6:25-27). Worrying about something only leaves you stressed out; nothing good comes from it.
Worrying is also an indicator that you haven’t given something totally over to the Lord; instead of casting the care, you’ve decided to take it on yourself – I’ve definitely been there before more than once in my own personal life.
What I’ve come to realize though, is that ultimately, God is in control – there’s nothing I could say, or could have said, or could have done to change the situation or make it work out the way I wanted it to – I had to learn to just let go, let God, and move on.
Once I finally decided to do that, then the Lord blessed me with peace. A peace that passes all understanding. A peace that lets me know the storm is over, and that it’s now okay to continue in His will. We must never take for granted that peace is a blessing from God to us, His children.
Having peace in your heart is an indicator of total trust, total reliance, total dependence on God – no matter what it looks like, no matter what it feels like, peace can sleep through the storm like Jesus did as his disciples awoke him during the literal storm – all Jesus did was wake up out of his sleep and say, “Peace, be still” and at His Word alone it ceased (Mark 4:39).
So bye bye worry, bye bye fear. No longer will it grip your life and cause you to look behind instead of ahead. Receive God’s peace today, and thank Him, in advance, for this special blessing.
The Lord will give strength unto his people; the Lord will bless His people with peace. Psalm 28:11
*Originally published on Kim on the Web.