Anchored Peace in Times of Stress
My thoughts began to swirl around me as I paced the floor with a baby on my hip. I feel trapped…I have to get out of here…Where is he?…He is always late…
The accusations began to build momentum with the ticking of the clock. By the time my husband walked in the door, I jammed the baby in his arms and ran out. Oh, the joy of a walk! All by myself! No one pulling on me…crying…needing something.
He has no idea how this feels…I am going crazy…When do I have any time for me…
Listen to my short encouragement from Healing Rain Radio…
Have you ever felt trapped? …In your mind…
You may not have been in the situation where you had 4 children ages 6, 4, 2, and newborn, but you have probably felt trapped before.
When the disciples woke him up afraid for their lives, he awoke and changed the outer environment through the heaven-found peace that His life was tethered to.
“The disciples went and woke him up, shouting, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!”
“When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and the raging waves. Suddenly the storm stopped and all was calm. 25 Then he asked them, “Where is your faith?”
The disciples were terrified and amazed. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “When he gives a command, even the wind and waves obey him!””
Luke 8:24-25 NLT
Anchored Peace requires Faith
After Jesus calmed the storm, he asked his disciples “Where is your faith?” He wanted to disciples to walk like He walked, so filled with faith that they could sleep through the storms of life and change the environment by the peace they found within.
Anchored Peace makes you Fearless
As you walk in faith, you overcome fear and are anchored in God’s peace. Click on the picture and you can have instant access to my ebook Fearless: 5 Promises for Everyday.
Sue – Thank you so much for hosting the linkup today and also for sharing your thoughts on being anchored in peace! Such a great post – – and I too had those moments of needing a break and feeling trapped – although I only had 2 children. Now, it seems the stress comes in the form of the children of God – “spiritual” children that have been given into our care as we(My husband & I) have begun being senior pastors. My anchor verse lately has been “Lead me to the Rock that is higher than I!” 🙂 Blessings
That’s beautiful Debbie! We have been in pastoral ministry and married for over 31 years… We launch our new congregation in Frisco Texas on January 31. Yes, caring for people deeply involves rolling your sleeves up and getting involved in messy life situations. I pray that today you find peace AND joy as you serve Him.
Sue – thank you so much for your encouragement… Peace and Joy are in abundance this week so far. I pray the same for you as well. Congratulations on your new adventure this coming year. May God make the paths straight and continue to pour out His wisdom as you get closer and closer to the launch date.
“If your peace is anchored on the truth of God’s word, you will be stable and secure <—- Love this! What a powerful truth! Blessed to visit and link-up with you, Sue! Peace and many blessings to you, Love! 🙂
Thanks Tai! Stability release our ability!