Peace of Mind

12/11/2012 18:50
“I need a peace of mind, peace of mind….Lord help me, help me…” We all can relate to those heartfelt lyrics sung by Mary J. Blige in her song “No More Drama”. She was making a declaration to the Lord to help her get a peace of mind and proclaiming NO MORE DRAMA in her life.
And we all have been there. We all have been to that place where just ask the Lord to give us a peace of mind. The drama in our lives can overwhelm us. It can cause some of us to lose our minds, but thank Jesus that no matter what we go through if we keep our minds stayed on him we can have a peace. The Word says in Isaiah 26:3-4 ,You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.”

Have you ever been so surrounded with drama in your life that you just had to fall down to your knees and say to the Lord…. “Lord just give me peace?” Well, if you haven’t….lucky you but my guess is nobody will say no. I know that the situation may seem out of control. You feel helpless. You don’t see how you are going to make it through the storm. Everybody is turning on you. Things have got from bad to worse. From some of you all hell has broken lose.
But I am here to tell you to hold on and be encouraged. Even in the midst of the storm…the test…the trial…the tribulation…you can have a peace of mind. In John 16:33 Jesus says, “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Jesus overcame the world. So no matter what we go through in this world, we can overcome it and have peace of mind while going through it. So I don’t care what you are going through. How bleak it may seem, have faith in God that you if you keep your mind stayed on him that you can have peace.
What I love about Jesus in that he promises to give us peace in any situation. I can testify to you that there were times in my life that to the World….I should have lost my mind. There was no way I should have overcame what I went through. But I did and you can to.   The Word says in 2 Thessalonians 3:16 “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.”

Paul tells us in Philippians 4:7 that “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”  Let’s break down that scripture. God’s peace can surpass all understanding. It can defy logics. You can be going the roughest storm of your life and but God’s peace will have you feeling like you floating on Cloud 9 somewhere while everything below you is sinking.
You can try to seek peace in the worldly comforts but it will not give you the peace of mind that your heart so desperately needs. Remember what Jesus tells us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid."
Today I encourage you to keep you mind on Jesus and not on what you are going through. I don’t care what it feel like, what it looks like….you can have peace because Jesus overcame the world to give us peace. And not any type peace but a peace that only he can give and that surpasses all understanding.
Today’s Scripture: “And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts.” Colossians 3:15