There’s no doubt that the world is in complete chaos.
When I look at the world around me chaos is what I see. I see a government divided that cannot get along with itself. I see people who are hurting. I see disease and sickness. I see sins like selfishness, pride, anger, and anxiety. I see major failure among people to agree to disagree. I see hatred and addictions. I see people who are searching for something but they cannot seem to find what they want. I see a fast-paced world that is racing past us. I see people with schedules that are packed full, but they feel like they are living lives that are meaningless. It is so easy to be swallowed up by the chaotic world in which we live,
If I am honest about my own life, I must admit that things seem pretty chaotic at times. I have two volunteer jobs, I also take care of some senior citizens, I go shopping for them, keep them uplifted when they are down. I’ve taken them to Doctor appointments. I also have two prayer meetings a week, and I volunteer at my church. All of these things can run into together at times.
Early this morning I was reading my Bible the words- Rejoice in the Lord always; again, I say rejoice. A call not to be anxious, and pray to God in everything and include Thanksgiving in our prayers. And then It talks about the peace of God with surpasses all understanding, will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. This is a very encouraging promise. The starting point for claiming this promise is knowing Jesus as our savior. Isaiah 26:3 says, You keel him in perfect peace who’s mind stays on you, because he trusts in you.
The Apostle Paul was writing to a church of believers in the book of Philippines who had trusted in Jesus, His death on the cross for the sins of the world, and His resurrection from the dead. Believing in Jesus is the starting point of peace.
Rejoice. These world has many cares and concerns, but there are always reasons to rejoice in what God had done and is doing.
Be reasonable. If we are reasonable then we will avoid being bothered by useless arguments, and will be able to get along well with others. This eliminates a lot of chaos.
Mathew 10;13 reads If the household is worthy, let your peace come to it, but if it isn’t worthy, let your peace return to you.
So, it’s saying if you’re in a situation and you come to it in peace, then if you do not have peace in the situation, take your peace and leave.
Piece I leave with you; My peace I give you not as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.John 14:27
Anxiety and peace cannot exist together. Replace worry with prayer. When we take our concerns to God it helps us let go of them and not dwell on them. When our hearts are thankful, it keeps things in a proper perspective.
I want to share something with you. I was meditating on the word of God in Isaiah early Sunday morning. And I heard these words. Without fainting – The Outer Court is where we walk, the Holy Place is where we run, and we sour like Eagles into the Heavenly Realm.
The Outer Court is where we walk but if we run to the Holy Place which is God’s Word, and pray and worship him when we are in Chaos then we will have the peace like an Eagle.
If we are thankful and faithful when we prayer, studying God’s word. Then their will be peace in our hearts.