We see so much pretense around us in this world. We worry about our personal situation, the birth pangs of the last days or we may have programmed ourselves to worry. So many people have this sin including myself and it is usually about the future.
We have to make very pressing decisions. I know many true Christians who complain they just don't want to invest nothing in this shipwrecked world and struggle doing anything. It is true and far more common than most people even realize in their hearts. We sometimes think we are the only ones that see how worthless this world is and that is straight out of the Bible.
One of the worst things we can do is love our life because when we invest in eternity for the things of God such as loving Jesus Christ and serving other people in one capacity or another, that is what will last forever. We get fearful of the future because we usually worry about laws or man but the Bible says the fear of man is a snare. Proverbs 29:25.
If you are constantly fearing God then you may want to ask if you ever got saved to begin with because that is not healthy. I'm talking about that harmful fear that is constant and always tugging on our soul. The fear that is always scared of God. This group of people understand His power but not His love.
I do believe God is in perfect control but that should only get us more curious about His love. It would be the perfect situation if we understand both at the same time. "Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you." 1 Peter 5:7. We have cares in this world and they are heavy. How do we cast our care upon Jesus?
Some people might even say that is not very considerate to do that but this is what the Bible teaches us to apply as we walk through life. This is a continual process that we have to practice everyday. It is a promise that we have to claim in Scripture but understand the second part of this verse, "For He careth for you."
The only reason we can do this is because Jesus understands us with empathy. We would be wise to tell God about our personal situation and then put it in the hands of God. "Casting all your care upon Him, for He careth for you."
This is a special promise for us as children of God to claim and allow Jesus to apply this principle in our life. Right before Jesus went to the cross He told us, " Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me." John 14:1. He is about to be tortured and killed but Jesus is more concerned with us and our troubled spirit
He reinforces the principle that we are to believe in Him.This was the most fearful time in the life of Jesus and He was strong for us; therefore, we can conclude that our Lord is all ears and heart for His children at this very moment. The problem is we don't truly trust God for the cares of life and as a result the Holy Spirit can not comfort us with His supernatural peace in our spirit.
One of the most popular verses in the Bible is,"(6) Be careful for nothing: but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.(7) And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7.
Wow all those things we get anxious about should be transferred to, "Be careful for nothing"...... because the fear is hurting us on the inside and it is coming out.This will effect everyone around us and hinder our relationship with God. If we are careful for nothing, pray to God, submit our requests with a thankful heart we will be granted the peace of God.
This will be so real that we won't be able to understand this divine peace but it will guard our hearts and minds through Jesus Christ. Do you pray or worry? Maybe that is why the Bible says," And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful." Colossians 3:15. I am noticing something God keeps bringing up regarding His peace in our hearts. Being thankful for what we have as opposed to being anxious for our lack in our lives.
When we focus on our emptiness and perhaps depression then we can not be thankful to God for what He has given us in our path as we walk through life. Is it better to focus on our lack or be thankful for the blessings? The biggest common denominator on receiving the peace of God through His Son Jesus Christ is trust.
How many times did we hear people quote this Bible verse." Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee." Isaiah 26:3. If our mind is focused on Jesus Christ in the right way then we are trusting Him. We have to train ourselves to focus on Jesus Christ everyday. One of the best ways to do this is being still before God. " Be still and know that I am God." Psalms 46:10.
If we know that Jesus Christ is God then we can trust Him more and as a result be granted the peace of God in our hearts. What is happening on the inside is far more important than what is happening on the outside.
Let us just say the worst thing has happened to you in your mind and heart on the outside through circumstances. You should still be more concerned on how and what God is doing with you on the inside because that is the essence of who you are in the Person of Jesus Christ. Then the outside will come in the timing of God because we are trusting in Jesus Christ.
God is God and we are not so why do we try and take the place of God? God is in control and we are not so why do we plunge in our bad circumstances as if we are in charge? God acts and we respond according to His will so why don't we just listen to Jesus Christ and ask Him for direction?
If we don't understand this we will plunge in our outward circumstances and fall flat on our faces. We will do the same thing every time and expect different results. This is the definition of insanity. If that is the case you might as well walk in circles all day long and then go to sleep at night unless of course you work the night shift.
There is a verse I want to share with you that has always meant a lot to me. It is a little known verse but so pivotal to our life." Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them." Psalm 119:165. This verse is saying if we have an affection (love) for the Word of God then nothing shall offend us which is a huge promise because the world is one string of offences and we get insulted more than we can count.
When the Bible gives us a precious promise we would be wise to embrace this passage of Scripture and allow the Holy Spirit to apply this truth to our lives.
If you have not accepted Jesus Christ into your heart today/tonight then realize that the time is now for you to have peace with God. If you choose to make that eternal decision then and only at that point will you be able to have the peace of God. I would never live my life without this supernatural guard of peace surrounding my heart because the alternative is constant fear and anxiety.
This is nothing more than emotional torment. We serve a good God that desires to dwell inside us and coat our souls with His presence on a daily basis. No other God can do this and Jesus Christ is willing if you let Him. Repent of your sins and accept Him into your heart and let Him impart His peace in your spirit.