a chaotic world

Life is a wild ride filled with fears, doubts, and uncertainty.

But all of these things just hold us back from what God really has for us.

He has such special paths carved for each of our lives, and while there may be many bumps along the way, he has given us the gift of peace in order to keep going. In order to see the beautiful view at the top of the mountain or along the coast.

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{Peace} a tranquility, a state of rest, that comes from seeking after God, or, the opposite of chaos.

Something far beyond all understanding.

And not only does God give us this peace, but he made a promise to always keep the peace. A promise meant to set our hearts at ease. One that fights and wins over all anxieties.

If this is true, then why do we constantly worry or fear about things we have no control over? Grades do not define us, so why do students put so much pressure on themselves? Social events do not really define who we are, so why do we spend so much time dressing ourselves up to impress people we don't even know? It never hurts to try new things, so why are we always so afraid?

Society has created these fears within us. Society has laid out this ridiculously high standard of perfection. What we should look like or who we should strive to be, creating this highlight reel. Because who really wants to see a picture of you in your favorite worn out t-shirt that you practically live in? Or a picture of a girl without make up and her hair in a bun because it was just one of those days? Right? Wrong!!! The truth is that the only person we should be striving to become is like Christ. We were made in His image. Already perfect in His eyes, even on our worst days, despite what others have to say.

"Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body, you were called to peace. And be thankful." Colossians 3:15

God has given us peace to be who we were born to be. Peace to succeed in our goals. Peace to live, to keep going, and to never give up. Peace to shine in the darkest moments.

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How is this possible?

We have to believe and trust His voice. Keep our eyes not on the things of this world, but on things above.

God's peace does not just simply get rid of all our troubles but it is this goodness we are given that does not revolve around the chaos of this world.

Defend your peace against the daily lies you are told.

“Put on the full armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the Devil.” Ephesians 6:11

Allow the peace of God to rule your hearts instead of stress or pressure. Those things will never fill you with the joy that God's peace is capable of.

"Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy." Proverbs 12:20

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He gives us peace do to impossible things, so what's holding you back?

"The Lord gives strength to his people: the Lord blesses his people with peace" Psalm 29:11

"And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:7

"Consider the blameless, observe the upright; a future awaits those who seek peace." Psalm 37:37

"I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants - but let them not turn to folly" Psalm 85:8

"Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble." Psalm 119:165

"Lord, you establish peace for us; all that we have accomplished you have done for us." Isaiah 26:12