Trust God in the midst of a messy day. His inner calm – His Peace in His Presence – need not be shaken by what is going on around you. Though we live in this temporal world, our innermost being is rooted and grounded in eternity. When we start to feel stressed, we need detach ourselves from the disturbances around us. Instead of desperately striving to maintain order and control in our little world, we need relax and remember that circumstances cannot touch God’s Peace.
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
We will definitely have trouble in this world, and even the Lord acknowledges this in His Word. But somehow we’re supposed to relax and detach ourselves from it. What a challenging thing the Lord asks us to do! Everything in our flesh wants us to take control, fix things, fix others, run ourselves ragged until we’ve solved every single problem in our lives. Yet, this is the exact opposite of what the Lord wants for us.
How do we live in the world, but not be OF the world? It definitely starts with being in His Word daily, praying and thanking the Lord, seeking His Face, fellowshipping with other believers, and helping those in need to expand the Kingdom. But probably the most successful way of achieving all of this is that one little word at the beginning of this devotional: TRUST.