Have you ever wondered what perfect peace feels like? For a long time, I was unfulfilled with my life. I tried to find a sense of fulfillment in many things the world has to offer, but no matter what I did it felt like I was in a cycle of unhappiness. I was searching for something, but the thing is I wasn’t even sure what I was searching for. After many years of living my life in this cycle I eventually came to a crossroad. I had no choice but to turn to God about how I was feeling. My heart, my mind and my soul could no longer live the way I was living.
After many conversations with God, I knew it was time to fully surrender to him. When I surrendered, I had no idea that my life would turn upside down (or at least it felt that way). I questioned God about a lot of things I had to go through after making the decision to follow him. Like many people I assumed that life with God would be easy and that he would come in and make everything perfect. The problem was that God was not trying to give me a perfect life, but instead he wanted to heal me and give me a life of peace. The truth is that God never promised a perfect life, but he does promise us PEACE. Like me, some of you might be looking for a perfect life when God wants to heal you and give you PERFECT PEACE.
I wish I could tell you that God quickly healed me and fixed all my problems, but that’s not my story. What I can tell you is that God took me on a journey of healing (heart issues, trauma, wounds) and he taught me the importance of my mind. My mind was being dominated by unhealthy thoughts and was robbing me of many things including the peace God promises in his word. It wasn’t until I fixed my mind on God and who he is that I began to walk in peace. This perfect peace gave me the ability to walk in any and every circumstance trusting in God (my father, my Lord and Savior). I don’t know what you are facing right now but don’t let the enemy rob you of the peace the Lord wants to give you. Allow God to take you on a journey of healing because the truth is many of us walk around with trauma, wounds or hurt of some kind that have altered the way we view God and how we live life. Lastly, fight the unhealthy/negative/toxic thoughts by keeping your mind on God and his word. It is only God who gives peace that this world cannot offer.
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
I pray this blog brought you encouragement today.