For a while since I can remember, I have always felt some kind of stress that has crippled me from truly being at peace. This stress includes anything from getting through school, my grades, where I’m going to have my first job, and other situations in my personal life. I could never figure out why I felt this way until very recently.
John 16:33 – “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”
Every day over the past year, I felt emotionally drained. I felt this way even if I had a good day. I always tried to find a way to overcome this feeling, but I could never figure out how to. I thought I was strong enough to do it on my own. Things started to self-destruct on me as life slowly began to negatively impact me. Nothing seemed to be going my way. I’m sure you can relate to this one way or another. Thankfully, I began to find my way back to God. I decided that I couldn’t go through life on my own and I needed help. Not long ago, I began to full-heartedly commit myself to pursuing God. Instantly, I began to see changes in my life that I hadn’t seen in a long time, and I started to be truly happy again. Pursuing God has also allowed me to realize that negative situations in life are TEMPORARY and those situations allow you to grow and become a better individual. It’s up to us how we react to those situations.
Philippians 4:6-7 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.”
Being at peace because of God has been the best feeling I’ve ever felt. I haven’t been this peaceful or happy in a long time. I know God will always be there for me through my ups and my downs. Believing this has allowed me to keep pushing on in life through every trial and tribulation I know I am going to face.
I wish this post serves as encouragement that there is hope for a better future no matter how terrible life may seem. Keep pushing, keep trusting in God, and keep clinging on to hope through Him. If you want to learn more about what actions you can take to be at peace through God, feel free to reach out! I would love to give any advice where I can.
Isaiah 40:31 – “but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”