How to find peace amidst life’s pressures
… I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
There’s a popular prayer that I’ve heard known as the Serenity Prayer. My father-in-law used to love this prayer. In fact, even many of the more secular support groups use this prayer. It goes like this:
God, grant me the serenity to accept the things that I cannot change; courage to change the things that I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
This is exactly the sentiment that the apostle Paul expressed in today’s passage. It’s the attitude that, no matter what happens, you can fully trust in the stability, the security, and the sufficiency of our God who gives strength for every situation.
Now, anybody can have peace and satisfaction when things are going well. But what about when all hell breaks loose in your life? That’s the time to lean on a faithful God who can hold you up.
I think it’s about time that many in the church today learned to lean on the Lord and say “God, take the pressure off of me. I’m not strong enough to bear it, but You are.”
So whatever your circumstance, give your cares to God and say, “Lord, I trust You! You are more powerful than my pressures! You are mightier than my mountains! I give my cares to You.” When you do that, He’ll give you a peace greater than you could ever imagine!
FIND REAL CONTENTMENT BY GIVING YOUR PRESSURES TO GOD AND ASKING HIM TO BEAR YOUR BURDENS.