What’s in your pile of unrest?

pile of unrest

Imagine a pile of everything that brings your life unrest.

Broken relationships.

Work stress.

Failing a test.

Family problems.

Poor self-image.

Unpaid bills.

Sickness.

Difficult people.

Bad habits.

Perceptions of others.

Deadlines.

Hard conversations…

Okay…how high is your pile?

(Or, maybe a better way to ask that question is, how heavy is your pile?)

Stress.  Anxiety.  Worry.  Unrest.

Sometimes it’s self-inflicted and sometimes it’s just collateral damage.

Either way, you don’t have to let it tower over you or weigh you down.

God makes promises to people who trust Him all over His Word, and one of the promises that He makes helps us with our pile of unrest.

The promise is this…

I will give you peace.

So, what’s the catch?

There’s gotta be a catch, right?

No, not really…

Here’s how the promise goes straight out of God’s Word…

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  (Philippians 4:6-7)  (NLT)

In other words, go back to your pile of unrest and pray about everything represented in your pile.

Tell God what you need.

But, then take a  minute and thank Him for all that He’s done in your life.

(Amazing how being thankful changes your perspective on your pile…)

Then just sit back and let God take away your pile…right?

Not exactly.

The pile may still be there, but God’s peace is now guarding your heart and mind from all the worry, anxiety, and stress that comes with it.

God may not take away your pile, but He puts a covering of His peace over everything that brings your life unrest.

So, what will you do with your pile?

Let it tower over you and weigh you down?

Or, give it to God, and let Him give you the peace and protection that only He can give?

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