Weekly Devotional: Finding Peace in The Chaos

Deep thinking woman gazes out yonder at city skyscrapers

“For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints” – 1 Corinthians 14:33

We are in an odd season of life where everything is uncertain and unknown. The world has gone into chaos and our lives have been disrupted. We fear the unknown, but we need to find peace in our current situation and the only way we can do that is with God.

Take Some Time For Yourself

When life feels chaotic and you feel overwhelmed, whether it be with work, school or family situations, make sure to take some time for yourself. Take some time to breathe and gather your thoughts. Take some time doing something you enjoy, as well as getting everything in order. Write down lists of tasks you would like to complete, that way you do not have to keep a mental list in your head.

“And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places” – Isaiah 32:17-18

Focus on The Positives

When our lives get chaotic, we sometimes feel like everything is falling apart and nothing is going our way. That is not true. Even as things are falling apart, there is always something to be thankful for. Think about the small things you have that you are grateful for. You have a roof over your head, food on your table and friends and family in your life who love you. These things may be simple, but they are things to be very grateful for.

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of power and love and self-control” – 2 Timothy 1:7

Love Those Around You

Look around to see the people you have around you. Think about how much you love and care for them. What are they going through? What can you do to help them or support them? Are they struggling with anything? Are they upset? These are all questions to ask yourself. You are not the only one struggling. How can you pause and help others for awhile?

“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another  just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” – John 13:34

Spend More Time With God

While you have some time on your hands, make sure you are spending it wisely. Spend your extra time with God. Go to Him with your worries and problems. Praise Him for what He has done and is doing.

“And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet” – Matthew 24:6

Trust in His Plan

The Lord is always working for us and helping us through hard times. He always does and always will have a plan. No matter what we go through as individuals, a family, a city, country or even the world, He has a plan. He has a plan for each and every one of us. His story does not end here. Trust in Him and lean on Him during difficult times.

“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all” – 2 Thessalonians 3:16

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