How To Find Peace in Chaos
I know that most of the time I look encouraging to my online friends. Why? Well, I don’t want to be a complainer or a whiner. I truly believe we can do more by lifting up people than tearing people down. We can also live freer by rejoicing than complaining, BUT … (Did you see that “but” coming?)
But this is something I struggle with.
Often in my day, I don’t have peace. Why? Because sometimes I do everything but ask for it. Deep down in the overwhelmingness of kids, marriage, deadlines, mentoring, homeschooling, and keeping up a house, I feel exhausted and trapped. It’s just too much, and I don’t remember to turn to God and to trust Him that everything will turn out. Instead, I attempt to work harder to “get things under control” and I rush around trying to fix things. I worry, complain (mostly in my head), and try to make things happen. I refuse to seek help and I forget how to find peace in chaos. This is so foolish!
Jesus made this clear to me today when I meditated on this verse this morning:
“The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11
Depending on my strength, I miss God’s. And rushing around, attempting to gain control, I miss peace. Lord, help me!
Of course, Jesus sees this, and today He reminded me (again) what I need to do. And it’s simple. All I have to do is to come to Him.
Jesus FULLY understands all you and I are going through, friend. He completely knows the situation and ALL the stressors we have in life. The best part is He is 100% capable of taking care of the situations … and taking care of me! He is all I need, and when I turn to Jesus all will be provided IN Him and FOR Him, for His glory!
Can I pray for you today? (And know I’m praying this for myself as well.)
Lord, right now my friend is so overwhelmed. You know what he/she is going through. Lord, you know the worries, fears, disappointments, and broken dreams that my friend carries deep inside. You know these internal worries are exhibited outwardly in so many ways–none of them good.
Lord, today I’m praying for your child who is reading this. I am praying that you will meet him/her at THIS moment. I pray Your presence will flood like a shower. I pray Your peace will fall like a gentle rain and my friend will surrender to You in the moment and throughout the day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Friend, don’t just read this and be inspired … take time to go before God today and pray. Know that I’m getting on my knees today for my peace and yours. Jesus desires to come to you and wrap you in His arms of peace. Know that. Trust it.
How To Find Peace in Chaos
Peace isn’t found in a place, it’s found in a person–the person of Jesus Christ. His peace trumps everything else. But we can make choices every day that make His peace easier to find and take ahold of. That’s one reason I wrote The Grumble Free Year. I realized that when I am grumbling and complaining, I am not focusing on the goodness of God and the truth that in Him we have all that we need to be joy-filled.
My family agreed to join me on a year-long journey to stop complaining and to allow God to show up in our circumstances. What we found was amazing and I can’t wait to share it with you. Our journey is available in our book The Grumble Free Year.
If you would like more peace and less grumbling, I have a 30-day challenge for YOU! Sign up below and you’ll get 30 daily emails with tips, ideas, prayers, and free printables to use with your family!
I would love to have you join me, and we can find peace together!