Hello everyone…and a very happy and blessed Sunday to you all. I truly hope and pray that your day is going well…and that you will always know that Jesus is only a prayer away…Amen!!
This morning, I decided to take out my study bible and review some of the Bible verses that have helped me over the past years…and as I was thumbing through these verses; God led me to a couple verses in Philippians 4:6-7…and we read… “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything; tell God your needs, and don’t forget to thank him for his answers. 7) If you do this, you will experience God’s peace, which is far more wonderful than the human mind can understand. His peace will keep your thoughts and your hearts quiet and at rest as you trust in Christ Jesus.”
As I was reading these Bible verses this morning…the first thought that came to my mind; is how we all need peace in our hearts right now, with all that is happening around us. I have come to see that we don’t always experience peace because we haven’t truly given everything over to Jesus.
I remember a time in my life, when I would pray and pray and pray…but nothing seemed to change, with what I was experiencing at the time. Later, I came to see that when we have to pray and pray and pray; then that is a clear sign…that even though we may have prayed…just maybe, we haven’t emptied out our hearts completely before Jesus.
Through time, I came to see that I wasn’t trusting Jesus enough with my needs; but once I came to see what was putting me on hold with Him; that is when I turned it around…and now when I pray, there is peace of mind…and what a good feeling…knowing that He is holding onto my problems, rather than me.
If we are going to find a perfect peace that can sustain us and help us through these difficult times; then first, we must quit worrying…let go of the need…and trust Jesus to help us through these uncertain times. One thing I know without a doubt; is that when we can let Him take over from where we left off; then we will truly experience a peace that will be much more wonderful, than what we could have ever imagined…a peace that will keep our thoughts and hearts at rest, as we trust Jesus to make all things new once more…Amen!
Have a very blessed Sunday…and I will see you soon! God bless!
It’s Always & Only Because of Him…
Diane K Hiltz Chamberlain