Life in Abundance: Calm At Heart
I recently sat still, not knowing what to put down. My mind was blank and I was deep in thought. Then I came across this: ‘starve your fears and feed your faith’. It was from a friend (Sam). I viewed it as very profound and to the point and it spoke to me.
Reflecting on this week, I have had trial times of anxiety and restlessness within me. I couldn’t settle until I realized that I was feeding my fears and getting them too strong to knock me down. I felt so insufficient that I couldn’t see even a small sign of possibility. Yes, it’s human to feel that but it all depends on how you counter it and in the fastest way possible.
And I remembered what Pastor Jay taught too J
“Whenever you face any situation or issue in your life, ask yourself what the word of the Lord says about it”. God’s word gives us all the answers that we need.
This was enough to encourage my faint heart. It was just perfect to comfort my frail spirit and I felt some change (positive change) within me.
Well, you’re not alone. I learnt that Jesus encountered a difficult moment that left Him feeling insufficient and troubled too. Remember when He went to pray? He asked God to take away the cup of suffering from Him (Matthew 26:39). I’m certain that Jesus wasn’t so excited when He said that. Not at all. It was a difficult moment but for the three times that He prayed, He allowed His Father (God) to ‘take the wheel’ and let His will be done. I wondered how many times I have asked God that His will be done but I discovered that they are very few.
What does this example mean to you? Any change of heart? Any feeling of peace? All we need to do is to allow God have His place in us and allow His will to be done. He has a purpose in all our life’s encounters. God’s will should come with peace and strength, not anxiety.
Today, I choose God’s will over my own. How great it is!
Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.