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Peace and Anxiety Part 1

Updated: May 8

Peace.  We all crave it.  We all want it in our life.  I know I do.  I want the complete peace of God.  I want everything God has for me.

What I have noticed though is that even if a lot of people want that peace, they are addicted to the drama and worry.

Joyce Meyers was speaking on her podcast and she said something that resonated with me.  She said that she lived in years of anxiety and turmoil.  Then she got the idea of God’s peace.  She started walking in it.  You know what she found at times.  She got bored.

You may be thinking, what? She was bored. You can’t say that about the peace of God.  She was not talking bad about what God has for her.  She was just use to thinking about what she could worry about.  What there was to be anxious about.  Her mind stayed busy with that before.  There was not chance of getting bored.

Then when she realized, God had her back and wanted the best for her, she didn’t have anything to fill that time.

I have been there. I find times where I can get a little bored. I was just talking to my husband about it yesterday.  I said there are times where we are sitting at the house in peace.  Then I feel boredom try to sneak in.  Then I look at what God has blessed me with.  With the peace that I longed for.  Then, I remember to thank God for this.   I would much rather have an occasional moment of boredom, than being in a relationship of drama and of worry. 

Worry and anxiety can become addictive.  The more I recognize and pay attention to what the peace of God is, the more I see how Satan gets a foot hold in people’s life through anxiety.  How it becomes a habit of theirs, once they let the door open to him. 

Satan's foot hold through anxiety

At a bible study here recently, a girl said it like this.  We could have a worry that we think about all the time.  Then there are moments where we are legitimately enjoying our life. That worry slips our mind.  Then we remember the worry.  We can get a little frantic because we forgot about it and it could have come true if we would have let it slip our minds to long.  In our heads we think that constantly thinking about worry will help us control the outcome.  In reality it is controlling you. 

God said in Philippians 4:6-7,  “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

The Lord told us to not be anxious and that peace would guard us. This is why I believe it is important for all of us to understand what the peace of God looks like. We are all so use to anxiety and worry that I believe that we really don't know what it looks like or how to react.

Peace of God that passes all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus

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