The definition of peace is freedom from disturbance. Synonyms are tranquility, restfulness, calm, and quietness.
Doesn’t that sound wonderful? We often seek peace but it can feel elusive.
There is constantly something going on or needs attending to. Work schedules, school schedules, extra-curricular schedules.
I wake up at 5:05 Monday-Friday and 5:20 on Saturday and Sunday. (I know weird times. Really it’s just a mind game for myself to believe that I’m not getting up right at 5:00 and that I get to sleep-in on the weekends!) But I get up this early because the house is peaceful. The rest of the family is still sleeping. My husband’s alarm goes off at 6:30 and my two children’s alarms go off at 7:30.
This time alone has become something I look forward to! I get up and read my bible and pray. I then work on the blog. (Prior to the blog, this was when I worked out. I’m still trying to figure out how to add that back in too!)
I realized I needed this time every morning. I love being a wife, mom, and a therapist but without my designated time with God every morning I was getting too depleted.
We also have the ability to find peace in the midst of chaos. Leaning into God and focusing on Him allows us peace no matter the circumstance!
There are so many times each day that I seek God when I am meeting with my therapy clients. Whether they believe in God or not, I want to provide them a place of peace and comfort that is beyond me. In the midst of couples arguing with each other, teenagers scowling at me, or children opening up their broken hearts, I need Him!
While my job means people specifically come to me with there distress that doesn’t mean you don’t deal with the distress of other on a daily basis, too! Children bickering, squabbles with the spouse, office politics, the news…it’s all around us. Chaos.
But we can have peace through our Heavenly Father who wants us to come to Him so he can give us our moments of tranquility and calm.
Take the time to read the below bible scriptures and truly focus on what they are saying to you. Some passages may touch you differently than others. Writing down the verses in your own hand is helpful for some individuals. Possibly looking up the verses in your own bible may be beneficial. I use a NIV bible translation. Or reading them over and over to commit to memory. Whatever method works best for you to experience God’s words and feel closer to Him.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
I will listen to what God the Lord will say; he promises peace to his people, his saints-but let them not return to folly.
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I have seen his ways, but I will heal him; I will guide him and restore comfort to him, creating praise on the lips of the mourners in Israel. “Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the Lord. “And I will heal them.” But the wicked are like the tossing sea, which cannot rest, whose waves cast up mire and mud.
I sincerely pray that these scriptures meet you where you are today and you experience the peace of our Heavenly Father.
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