Hello hello!! I’m so sorry! I know it’s been a while. Ironically, peace has been a hard thing to find these past few weeks, but it was definitely all in the Lord’s timing because now I can tell you all about what I’ve learned (:
Things got a little crazy in my life for a bit. My school work started to pick up again, and I am now realizing that I don’t have any free time during the week. I can imagine I’m not the only one who feels this way! These past few weeks in particular, have been pretty difficult. On top of all the essays and tests to do, my best friend has been in & out of the hospital, homecoming week was last week, my family has needed me for several things, and I still have a busy weekly schedule. Your scenario may look just like mine, or it may be totally different! Nonetheless, peace seems impossible to find sometimes, and I know we have all experienced that feeling. Life becomes crazy and our difficulties seem to consume all our thoughts.
Here’s the key thing I have learned over these past few weeks: Real, lasting peace can only be found in Jesus.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
The kind of peace that the world has to offer is NOTHING in comparison to the peace that can be found in Jesus. I experienced this last weekend, when I came home from an event at 6pm. That was the earliest I had been home in the previous 2 weeks, and I was so excited to spend time alone, doing absolutely nothing. I did a face mask, watched an episode The Office, and went to bed early. While I enjoyed all of these things, the next day was no different than my previous days. I was still stressed, and my mind was still racing with all the things I had to do. Don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing wrong with relaxing a little when you get the chance (I do this for sure!!), but there’s also nothing like the peace that is found in Jesus. It wasn’t until I spent time in God’s Word, that I experienced peace that is from the Lord. I mean it is a fruit “of the Spirit” after all!
I encourage you, beloved friends of mine, if you are feeling overwhelmed and peace-less, come to Jesus (Matt. 11:28). Surrender all of your worries to Him, knowing that He is more than capable to carry each of our burdens. Acknowledging the superiority of the Lord takes so much pressure off of you to be the one to persevere through the situation. It is life-changing to be able to say, “God’s got this!” Knowing that takes so much weight off of your shoulders and allows you to find real, lasting peace in Jesus.
Sweet reader, I pray that you are able to find peace in Jesus this week. He cares for you and loves you deeply & I pray that you never forget that. <3