Peace is a farfetched virtue in today’s world where the keyword is swift. We pride ourselves on our high-paced, technologically advanced lifestyle, which, in itself, has great positive effects. But as with anything, there are downsides. In attempting to keep up with this fast-forward world, we’ve lost the art of living at peace.
Many of us are troubled by our very existence. We want everything in our life to happen at the speed of light; patience has become elusive. So because of its breathtaking speed, living comes with new troubles like increased cases of high blood pressure simply because our heart rate struggles to keep up with the rushing blur of our rapid fire impeccable world. So, if you can, slow down long enough to read the next few lines: God will keep in perfect peace all those who have chosen to keep their thoughts fixed on Him. In God’s loving care, he’s made provision for all our needs and he wants us to trust him. Keep your thoughts fixed on him and his word. He promises you a peace that surpasses all human understanding.
We achieve more, love more, give more, do more, and live more when our heart is at rest. It’s easier said than done - I get that. With all the demands our way of life puts on us, it’s almost impossible to stay calm. Just when you think you are done with one issue, another jumps at you. And when you’ve finally figured out how to manage the level you are in, you move up to another. But that’s life, and one simple way to handle these rushing changes is to find time to immerse your mind in God’s word. Simply put, read his word.
There’s a word for every situation and a healing piece for every instance of brokenness; you don’t have to figure it out all by yourself. It may be difficult in the beginning but find the time, still the waves, and calm the raging seas of your mind. Allow God’s word to serenade you from above with his peace as you trust him with your life and meditate on his word. As long as we remain on earth, trying times will come; but we have absolute comfort in knowing that God’s got everything covered when you trust him.
Now let’s do a little exercise, shall we? Breathe in deeply and exhale…aaah! That feels good, doesn’t it? It’s an excellent exercise for relieving pent-up emotions, including stress, anger, and anxiety. When I’ve had it with a situation, I simply tell myself, “Exhale, let it go.”