Peace Over Panic

 

“And so, dear friends, while you are waiting for these things to happen, make every effort to be found living peaceful lives that are pure and blameless in His sight.” 2 Peter 3:14

 

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33



Day after day, we are getting bombarded with bad news.  Our social media feeds are filled with growing restrictions and we can’t make sense of it.  It seems there is no escaping it. Anxiety and panic are everywhere.

Are you in panic mode? If you are a child of God (and you are!), there is no need to be in a panic and here is why…

God offers Peace. All of these things will come to pass.  After all, we can read in scripture about wars, moral decline and disasters that will come upon the Earth.  What does God say we should do in these situations?

In 2 Peter 3:14, God tells us that we need to live a peaceful life but how can we make an effort to be peaceful if we are not at peace within our minds?

Jesus offers us His peace by knowing Him and trusting that He has it all under control.  Trusting that He can do the job better than anyone else as our Creator, Savior, and our Almighty God.

His ways are not our ways but trusting in Him means that we submit to the fact that His ways are the best for us.

We give Him our burdens by laying our worries at His feet.  He knows every hair on our heads, so how much more does He know our thoughts and anxious feelings? He cares about our worries.  He desires peace for us. Our hurting hearts and panicked minds concern Him. He is in our midst, fighting the battles for us. 

Trust, faith and prayer is what promises Peace.  This world and everything in it is chaotic but His word will stand the test of time.  That is something we can lean on.

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