Peace in a Broken World

There is a lot going on in the world, to say the very least. It seems like there isn’t a day that goes by where is terrible news is not flashing across our television screens or mobile devices; another shooting, an attack on whole communities overseas, a seemingly ever reaching terrorist organization, a contentious political campaign…the list goes on. I am sure that many of us are already adding to the list as circumstances that may hit even closer to our hearts stamp our minds.

It is very easy for us to live in fear, for our minds to run rampant, to be a mess of anxiety, and to feel helpless. In light of these things I wanted to share some scriptures that remind us of the peace and power of God that tends to our hearts and minds.

Isaiah 41:10

“Do not be afraid for I am with you. Do not be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.”
 

Matthew 11:28-30

“Then Jesus said, ‘Come to me all who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”
 

John 14:27

“I am leaving you with a gift-peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So do not be troubled or afraid.”
 

John 16:33

I have told you all of this so that you will have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”
 

Romans 15:13

“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
 

Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not worry about anything; instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

 

We are called to go out and be the hands and feet of Jesus even in the scary world we live in. But we can’t do that without clinging to and resting in the Word of God, knowing that it is in Him and not ourselves that we have everything we need.
-Rushia

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