Hey LE Family, we at the last month in the year of 2020, one of the most strange year ever!I will be completely honest with you and say, despite all the lockdowns Gods promises of a new life in 2020 has been just that.
For that, I am eternally grateful.However, it has come with some unsettling phases and times when I have felt so overwhelmed, that I wanted to give up on it all.
I had times of worry and self-doubt.
My peace has been rocked, my face has been challenged and I am pretty sure, I am not alone in this……
Did you know that when we worry we are actually tormenting ourselves, which can cause us to come ill.
When we worry and experience emotional stress, this can trigger a host of health problems.
When our stress levels rise our hormones also cause physical reactions such as Difficulty swallowing, Dizziness, Dry mouth, Fast heartbeat, Fatigue, Headaches, Inability to concentrate, Irritability, Muscle aches, Muscle tension, Nausea, Nervous energy, Rapid breathing, Shortness of breath, Sweating, Trembling and twitching.
Much more but that’s not for this blog! don’t forget you can check out our wellness blogs here.
One thing I can tell you is that a peaceful mindset can help you find the strength and comfort you need to combat any and all uncertainty and restlessness.
Not always easy, in the middle of stress and in your own thoughts.
When you’re ready to face these situations head-on, look to the Bible as a source for finding peace.
Which leads to this months Scripture.
1 John 16:33
“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.”
What is your personal reflection of this passage? read the passage again slowly and hear what it is saying to you? Reflection:Fill this space with your thoughts…..for example:
Reminding yourself that, peace is something that has been promised and given. Anything that does not give you peace is not from God.
It can be harder for a new believer who has not yet experienced, Gods total peace. Sometimes you may hold on to people and things for too long and this can be by you are feeling stressed and unsettled.
The peace of God is your inheritance, it is a gift and your right as a child of God.
God does not want you to sit and worry and make your self ill, everything always works out how it is meant to be.
What are your personal actions for this new season, what has God said to you personally through this scripture?
Whatever you need to do, do it!
Fill this space ith your actions…eg.
The bible talks about not taking the joy out today, whilst worrying about tomorrow.
When we go through hard times or have troubles, worries and anxiety, we are so lucky that we can give these to God.
Cast your cares on to Jesus for He cares for you, let Him figure it out! He really does not need our help.
We simply need to trust him without worries and keep on going, Know that it will all work out for our God.
God doesn’t worry!
What do we gain when we worrie ? Headches, stomach issues and missed opportunities!
Let’s not waste another day worring about things we can not change, let’s leave it all in Gods capable hands 🙏
Psalm 55 (Read Full)
2 Cast your cares on the Lord
and he will sustain you;
he will never let
the righteous be shaken.
23 But you, God, will bring down the wicked
into the pit of decay;
the bloodthirsty and deceitful
will not live out half their days. But as for me, I trust in you.
Maybe you need to learn to let go, and let God and concentrate on the things that are good.
Or maybe it is remembering that you deserve peace, that you are forgiven, Maybe its time to stop punishing yourself!
Only you will know what this scripture means for you.
Send up your own personal prayer, remeber prayer is the time when you talk to God, doesn’t have to be fancy 🙂 Prayer:
Lord my father, thank you for this day and thank you for your gift of peace. Lord help me to become quiet and focused on your Holy Spirit.
To dwell alone with the presence of you, to I feel your great serenity.
Let me rediscover how refreshing it feels to be calm and at peace.
Let me feel as if waves of peace are washing over me and clearing away any tenseness and anxiety.Remove all that is set to harm me and replace with things of you.
I know that I am eternally one with God-within the peace that you have given me.In Jesus Christ’s name, Amen.
Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
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More Scriptures for God’s Peace
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
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.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
For, Whoever would love life
and see good days
must keep their tongue from evil
and their lips from deceitful speech.
They must turn from evil and do good;
they must seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:10-11
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
for you alone, Lord,
make me dwell in safety.
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.
Better a patient person than a warrior,
one with self-control than one who takes a city.
Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
Turn from evil and do good;
seek peace and pursue it.
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
Great peace have those who love your law,
and nothing can make them stumble.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”
The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.