What a frantic season Christmas can be. Busy days, every day. Stress brought about by many factors; financial worries, inter family conflict, for others memories of days gone by that cannot be repeated because some someone loved is no longer there.
It can be a microcosm of the balance of the year. A life that is anything but at peace. Expectations and hopes have not been met. The fear of uncertain days haunt us – sleep, peaceful sleep anyway, eludes us. And peace of mind seems unobtainable. Try as might at night we toss and turn our minds are over busy and anxious.
The Bible says though that peace is obtainable, that it is available it isn’t elusive. Pau writing to the church at Philippi writes, ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension shall guard your hears and your minds in Christ Jesus.’
Peace is available. Not an ordinary peace but a supernatural peace. A peace that boggles our mind a peace that we can’t understand but a pace that can experience. A peace that is not dependent upon our circumstances, but a peace that is available and promised to us despite our circumstances.
God cares for you. His concern is for you much more than for your circumstances.
What are we asked to do. We are asked to pray. Come face to face with God – worship and adore him, he deserves it. Come to him with an attitude of thankfulness – don’t come to him straight away with your request spend time with him first. Honouring him worshipping him being grateful for what he has done.
Then bring every problem to him. Take them to him, you are invited to. Lay them before God, be specific , let him know eery details. Then wait and expect God to act. And he will – not necessarily by changing your circumstances but by changing you in your circumstances. He will bring you peace, and as he does what a witness to him you will be.
This week expect God’s peace , ask for it and live peacefully