How Can I still have peace?
Simply because peace is a mindset and is not determined by my current situations or circumstances; peace is always available to me. I just need to acquire the correct tools and avail myself to the proper implementation of the same!
Tools for Maintaining The Peace of God
P -“Presence” - If I invite the presence of God to intervene into EVERY Situation. (Exodus 33:14)
E -“Endure” - If I endure as a warrior, not whine like a wimp; and view my encounter as an open door and not a dead end.
(James 1:22, II Timothy 2:3)
A -“Ask” - If I ask God for guidance, and not just do what “I” think is best. (Proverbs 3:5-7)
C -“Cry” - If I cry³ out to the Lord first– and not to other people. (Psalm 30:2)
E -“Expect” - If I accept and expect! Accept the process that is required. Expect God to give me a strategy – therefore, I
must keep an open ear. (Philippians 4:13, Psalm 86:11; 23:5)
So….YES! I can still have PEACE in the midst of it all…..But the key is to:
Invite in the Presence of God; Endure as a good soldier; Ask God for help; Cry to Him and Expect Him to change ME even when the situation doesn’t APPEAR to be changing!