another starting point to peace is to trust in GOD’s loving care.
isaiah 26.3 (ncv), YOU, LORD, give true peace to those who depend on YOU because they trust in YOU. GOD gives peace to those who trust in HIM because they depend on HIM.
proverbs 3.5-6 (niv), trust in the LORD with all your heart and don’t lean on your own understanding. in all your ways acknowledge HIM and HE will make your paths straight.
listen, you will never live a problem-free life. there is no such thing as a problem-free life. because… it’s always something. if it isn’t one thing it’s another.
you have a list of problems in your life, the moment you knock off your biggest problem, number two gets promoted. now you have another number one problem. when you get that knocked off, number three has moved up to number two and now it’s number one. the rest of your life, you’re going to have one problem after another.
there is a word for a series of problems – life. you’ve got to learn to have peace in the middle of your problems or you’re never going to have peace. as soon as one pops up and you deal with it, another one is going to take its place.
now why does this happen? why is my life just one problem after another?
one reason is adam choked. he blew it. he and eve gave into temptation, allowed sin to come into the world and we’re all paying the result. we live in a fallen world. so this is not a perfect world. there are things around you that cause problems. we live in an imperfect world.
just a thought from the front porch…