I HAVE THE PEACE OF GOD
Is it possible to experience the peace of God in the chaos of this world and the problems we are facing? Can God bring peace to our hearts? Philippians 4:6-7 says, "Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." According to these verses, the answer to our questions is yes. We can experience the peace of God in the chaos of this world and the problems we are facing. God can bring peace to our hearts when we trust Him through our prayers. Instead of worrying about the chaos of this world and the problems we are facing, we tell God what we need. And as soon we tell God what we need, we need to trust Him, knowing that He heard our prayers.
We need to trust God that He hears our prayers. He always answers our prayers in three ways: yes, no, and wait. When God grants our prayers request, our prayers align with His will and purpose in our life. When God says no to our prayers, it does not mean that God does not answer our prayers; instead, He answers no to our prayers because He has a better plan and purpose in our life. When God answers our prayers with a wait, God is still working on the details of our prayer requests. It could be that He is still working on our hearts or the other people's hearts. When our and others' hearts are ready, and the timing of God is ready, God will say yes to our prayers.
If we want to experience the peace of God in our hearts, we must tell Him all our worries and trust God that He hears our prayers. We do not need to pray ritual prayers to be heard by God. We can tell Him directly what we are struggling with. So let us practice telling God our problems and struggles today and trust Him completely that He has heard our prayers and is working on them. Then we will experience the peace of God in our hearts because He takes care of us.
Ask yourself these questions: Can I experience God's peace in my heart in the chaos of this world and the problem that I face? Can God bring peace to my heart? How can I experience God's peace in my heart right now?
Write down all the worries you face today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, you are the God of peace. There is nothing impossible for you. You are greater than the chaos of this world and the problems I face. Please help me to pray and trust you in my prayers that I may experience your peace. Please help me not doubt but trust you completely and accept whatever and however you will answer my prayers for you know what is best for me and that you will take care of me. In your name Jesus, I pray. Amen.