8/31/2020

How to Gain Peace in Trying Times?


In these trying times, peace is something we all can use. With Chadwick Boseman passing and the countless police brutality in the black community, we are tired. I’m like Jeez 2020 is not letting up but I think God for his peace to get me through the day, weeks, and months. I have learned that if I still have a breath, I still have a purpose.

During my quiet time with God, I learned 5 things about peace:


1. We should take every thought captive to the obedience of Christ (2 Corinthians 10:5)


What does that mean? One thing I know the enemy is good at is placing thoughts in the mind. He's good at suggestions. The same way he suggested to Eve to eat the fruit from the tree of life. Is the same way he suggest to us.Think about that. So it's best if we bring our thoughts to God and allow Him to guide us.


2. Peace is the antidote for anxiety



3. If it doesn't bring you peace, let it go 

I’ve been through a lifetime of issues to know when my peace is being disrupted. I've learned sometimes you can't even bring certain things to people because their mental capacity can’t retain the perspective you're coming from. So give it to God and watch Him vindicate on your behalf, instead of you using your energy over things you can't control.


4. Peace is not given, it's who God is


The Lord is the prince of peace, it's to him we find it. (Isaiah 9:6)


5. Grace gives us peace


When I’m struggling with something, I always like to remind myself what God has done for me and that he can do the same for others whether I like the outcome or not. It's in his hands.


So take this week for you, take care of you, protect your peace and spend more time with the Lord with your prayers, your worries, and issues. He will give you all the peace you need. I hope you're encourage.