The last few weeks have been hard. Uncertainty feels like the name of the game. The news changes minute by minute. Most of us are under some form of stay-at-home, social distancing order. Children are out of school, we are forced to work at home, and if you are like me, it is a lot for your anxious heart to take.
I am thankful that months of counseling have prepared me for this moment. As someone who struggles with anxiety, this time has tested how far my worry can go, like pouring salt on an open wound.
Uncertain times can make even the calmest heart feel uneasy.
With the ever-changing situation, we have to find ways to cope, ways to handle the stresses that are flying at us. We have to deal with the anxious thoughts that seek to take away every bit of our peace.
We have to find ways in the midst of this crisis to rest in the perfect peace that God provides.
“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” (John 14:26)
“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
What our hearts need right now more than anything is the peace of God.
We need it to pour out over us every minute of every day. For some of us, the question may remain, how do I grab hold of this peace that God gives? How do I find it in the midst of the chaos around me?
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