Do you trust in God? Imagine what it would be like if you were really able to trust in God amidst your most challenging trials and most stressful times of your life. Then those ‘stressful’ times would not stress you out because you would be at peace – at Shalom. It’s this type of complete trust in God that he wants us to have. Our challenge is to not only understand this intellectually in our heads, but to truly believe this in our hearts and to live it out.
Trust in God – Experience His Peace
Earlier this morning, I read a wonderful article titled In Search of Shalom from the December, 2011 edition of In Touch Magazine. The author, Chris Tiegreen, hits the nail on the head as he explores the topics of trust in God and experiencing his peace. He points out that it’s God’s will for us to experience true Shalom – wholeness, fullness, safety, wholeness and well-being. Instead of placing trust in our God, our Creator, Tiegreen reminds us how we so often try to manufacture our own peace through our substitute material possessions and dysfunctional and often addictive behaviors.
Trust in God – Worry, Anxiety and Your Health
Many health issues stem from a person’s chronic state of worry and anxiety. God did not design us to be able to live healthily when we are in a constant state of worry. When we can get to the point where we resolve the inner battle of whether we can really trust in God, we can stop striving in our own strength and abilities to gain the peace we are searching for. To find wholeness and peace amidst life’s challenges and stressors, we must choose to believe that God is what we need most and then rest in the resulting peace that he gives us.
Trust in God – A Resolution for 2011
Looking for a New Year’s Resolution, a behavior to change or a new attitude to adopt in 2001? Perhaps it could be to more completely trust in God so that you’ll experience greater peace.
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
Have a Happy New Year!
Trust in God – Related Scriptures
Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5
Therefore do not worry …… but seek first his kingdom and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:25-33
Trust in God – More Resources Related to Peace
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