Too Much Peace
Do you ever look at the work you have left to do in the day and think those two words?
What about the bills left to pay this month in comparison to balance in your bank accounts?
Or perhaps your too much is the chores that pile up at home while you’re busy trying to keep your head above water every where else.
Sometimes life just throws ‘too much’ at us. Doesn’t it?
The quickest response to ‘too much’ is worry.
How am I going to manage this? I don’t have enough time, money, or energy left. It’s impossible to get all of this taken care of.
Yep. That’s where our thoughts often turn when we become overwhelmed by our too much.
However, scripture tells us not to worry about anything.
That’s hard to swallow isn’t it?
Does God really care about the papers on my desk to grade? Surely He thinks I’m capable of figuring this out on my own. He doesn’t want me to bring those papers to Him, does He?
Yup. He does. Keep reading.
Pray about EVERYTHING.
It didn’t say EXCEPT the papers you should have already graded, EXCEPT the bills you never should have accrued, or EXCEPT the mundane chores that every human has to deal with.
No. There are no exceptions in this scripture. It clearly says EVERYTHING. Tell Him what you need and then thank Him for meeting those needs.
God, I need help. I’m behind at work. I have no idea how I’m going to stretch my money to cover all the expenses, and I’m even failing at keeping house. I need to find more hours in a day and a long-term solution to this debt. God, I know you already have a plan prepared. Thank you for providing time for me to get caught up without sacrificing family time. Thank you for meeting our needs financially so that we can not only stay current in our financial obligations, but so we can bless others too. Thank you for giving me a desire to use my free time to serve my family by doing household chores. I know you have already met our needs, and I praise you for that!
What happens when we can honestly do that?
We will not only experience His peace that passes understanding, but that same peace will also guard our hearts and minds.
I don’t know about you, but I could use a little more peace and little less ‘too much’.
Can I simply reach out and take hold of this instruction to accept His peace?