Lately, I have been restless. I could sit here and tell you that the reasons I am restless are that I have had major health problems this year, had to put my job on hold, or am single, but that would not be true. Do those things contribute to my restlessness? Yes, but they are not the main reason. The main reason for my discontentment is that I am not trusting God as I should. I am a planner and like to have everything figured out. However, I am in a season where nothing seems to be figured out, but I think that is exactly where God wants me. It is so easy to feel content when all of my plans are working out, but that is just it, the focus is on me and not God. I have been craving peace lately, but in my finite ways, the mindset is that peace will come when things in life work out. That is wrong thinking. The Bible says that God will give me perfect peace no matter what my circumstances in life are (Isaiah 26:3).
It is such a comfort to know that even when I am restless God is not, and in order to have peace all I have to do is trust. When you choose to love Christ above all else, peace will rule in your heart no matter your circumstances.
My prayer today is that I have the Christ-like attitude that Paul had when he stated in Philippians 4:12 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.” Paul’s contentment was found in Christ alone and that was all he needed, and is all you or I need. If you are restless today, give your restlessness to Christ and He will give you His perfect peace. Nothing or no one could be better than that.
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