KEEP GOD IN THE PICTURE


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It may seem impossible to have peace reign in your heart when your mind is whirling in confusion because of daily stress. Still, Jesus promised us such peace. He said

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you. … Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

John 14:27

Watch it, to experience that peace we must not let our hearts be troubled neither are we to entertain fear! That may sound silly! But watch the statement again. He had left us with his peace, to make it more clearer, he has given us his peace! The peace of Jesus belongs to us. Therefore, let nothing trouble our heart… Situations might come but if we keep thinking of the situation we will forget that we have the peace of Jesus intact.

It is time we give God an active role in our daily lives, which we can only do by acknowledging his presence and power and trusting him in big and small matters. In confidence we can ask for his counsel. When you such about Daniel in the Old Testament, you’ll discover that Daniel enjoyed such relationship with God. If paid off well when he was faced with a challenge that ours can’t compete with. Daniel also came to the position of power and influence because of his close relationship with God even when issues seemed to be getting more dangerous.

Politics have always been fraught with rivalry and intrigue, and this period was no different; Daniel’s fellow governors became jealous and plotted against him. They persuaded Darius to decree restrictions on prayer and worship, under penalty of death, but Daniel’s well-known devotion to his God compelled him to ignore the decree. Darius favored Daniel and realized that he had been manipulated, but he could neither change nor ignore his own decree. When Daniel was thrown into a den of hungry lions, it seemed that would be the end of him, but the next morning he emerged from the den unscathed.

Keeping God in the picture enables us to survive life’s tribulations with our faith and peace of heart and mind intact.

Philippians 4:7 ESV – And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:15 ESV – And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Take the way of peace: Praying for the day ahead when you wake; pausing to pray when things get hectic or a decision or problem arises; taking a few minutes for quiet reflection in the evening—these are all ideal times to find peace in God’s presence.

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