Joy, Peace and Hope

In a stressed out, chaotic world, I can still have peace. I can live a joyful life because I have hope in Him.  It is when I try to do things on my own, when I try to do things within my power instead of through Christ that I begin to feel stressed and drained.

When I let go and give it all to God, He can begin to show me, lead me and guide me. When I try to work things out I sometimes get in the way of God’s will.

I become tired trying to do things  on my own.   I become stressed and overwhelmed. I become ineffective in the my daily life and daily walk. It’s not that I am being stubborn and intentionally trying to go against God. It’s in my nature to be a problem solver, to take action and get things done.

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When I find myself drained and worn, it is time to stop take a breath. Time to assess what is draining me, why am I so worn.  Sometimes I need to rest and sometimes I have to press on.

Even when life is crazy and nothing seems to be going right, I can have joy. Even if things are chaotic and I am in the midst of a storm I can have peace. When I give up control and allow the power of the  Holy Spirit to move instead of trying to do it within myself, mountains move.

I have assurance in knowing the God of hope will fill me with his joy and peace.

Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost

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