Finding Peace in the Pieces
It is unnecessary to go into detail about what the world is dealing with right now. It isn’t good. There is no question about that. Everyone is lonely, anxious, confused, conflicted, unsure, the list goes on and on…but we have to stop focusing on the bad.
To “look at the big picture” right now may not be the best thing to do. That saying is great when you are focused on small issues that don’t play a huge role in the scheme of things. Right now, it seems like everyone is so focused on the big issue of Coronavirus and quarantining, they are missing the little things that are right in front of them. Sure, your work life looks different. Sure, your social life has been diminished. Sure, your routine has changed. Sure, the world may seem foreign to what it was only a short time ago. But just because the world is in pieces doesn’t mean we can find peace.
One of my favorite verses in the bible that has surfaced a lot recently is Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” So, in this time of being told to stay home, cancel travel plans, and limit all unnecessary interaction with others outside your home…why don’t we take this verse to heart. The devil is trying to isolate us right now and make us feel weak. But we can’t let that happen. We have to find strength and joy in the one gives us life.
1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Whatever your biggest concern is right now…money, business, future plans, etc. Give that worry to God. There is nothing he can’t handle and nothing he has not already planned for our lives. So, we must take this time to stop and focus on him. Find peace in knowing there is a reason for everything and that we are living out his will and his way.
“And the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” – Philippians 4:7
Have a great weekend, focus on those in your circle, focus on your health, and above all choose joy. We will be okay!