Many of you know I usually publish once a week on Saturday. However, when inspiration comes upon me, I must act. For example, yesterday evening Monday Motivational Music blog. Tonight’s blog is a special request that must be fulfill before I close my eyes to sleep.
Sometimes it is not easy to be still and to surrender despite knowing the power of God–even for some seasoned Christians. As a new convert many years ago, I felt the difficulty of being still and feeling safe in the Arms of Jesus when there was so much chaos in my life.
We are all perhaps bombarded with information and demands for our attention and demand of what and who should have our allegiance. As a Christian, my allegiance is to God, the Creator of my body and the Savior of my soul.
When my mother died in November 2017, there was a brief battle within my mind between feeling sorrowful that God allowed her to die and knowing we are all destined to die and to face judgment. (Hebrews 9:27-28)
We have a Comforter who can support us like no other if we only tap into His power. Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
For the sake of peace and the salvation of our souls it is crucial to block out the world, the noise and anyone who hinders our minds from the peace that surpasses all understanding. His grace is sufficient for us and His power is made perfect in weakness. However, as free moral agents He will not force us to be still and surrender. (2 Corinthians 12:9)
Leaving the crowd behind, in Mark 4:35–41, that day when evening came, He said to His disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” As Christians, we sometimes must leave our crowd behind to be in tune with God. If Jesus calm a raging sea, He can surely calm our minds.
When we find our minds raging, tossing and turning Philippians 4:6–7 tells us “Do not be anxious about anything, but in EVERY situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
FINAL THOUGHT TO THE REQUESTER OF THIS BLOG
Your mind and soul must remain calm in the midst of storms. God has not promised you peace in every storm, but He can give you peace through any storm.
Philippians 4:8 tells you to think on things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent and praiseworthy. We are instructed in Galatians 6:2, to carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you [we] will fulfill the law of Christ.” Surrender Your Life and you will not be alone.