6. Let Go and Learn to Trust in God’s Power
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To know and maintain peace in your life, sometimes you just have to let go and trust God, accepting that he is in control even when you are not. As Scripture reminds us:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:33-34)
“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7)
Whatever you’re going through or experiencing right now, remember that God is in control, his power is unlimited, and he has a plan, and that plan is ultimately good. Romans 8:28 says, “and we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”
God wants to do something incredible in your life. So don’t be afraid to pray with expectation and never hesitate to worship God in the midst of the storm. When his name is elevated, so is your spirit. His peace will soon become your peace.
A Prayer for Peace in Troubling Times
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
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Joel Ryan is an LA-based children’s and young adult author, screenwriter, and artist who teaches writing at Life Pacific University. Joel is passionate about helping people encounter the Creator through storytelling and the arts. In his blog, Perspectives Off the Page, he discusses all things writing, the creative process, and what makes great stories so powerful.