I’m so excited to introduce you to my multi-talented niece Kelsey Flowers. Today, Kelsey shares four ways to experience the peace of God.
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:4-7, NIV)
While I have a strong assurance of my peace with God, the peace of God is something that I sometimes struggle to preserve in my daily life. When I graduated from college a few years ago, I experienced a time of anxiety as my career path developed and I left the relative security of my hometown and university campus. While I have been able to push through the unknowns in my career, I still sometimes struggle with anxiety.
In his book, Anxious for Nothing, Max Lucado writes, “Anxiety is trepidation. It’s a suspicion, an apprehension. Life in a minor key with major concerns. Perpetually on the pirate ship’s plank.”
Anxiety barrages a person with what-if questions. What if I don’t meet the deadline? What if I don’t find the right job for me? What if I fail?Continue Reading