With constant demands and pressure today it’s no wonder so many of us get burnt out, stressed or exhausted. I see so many mums who are desperately trying to keep up with the demands of doing it all and yet feel overwhelmed or have lost peace – I know I’ve been there at times! But once that happens, how do we get it back again? How do we learn to live in joy and peace rather than fear?
Haven’t we all felt burnt out at some stage? Don’t we all sometimes wish we had a few more hours in the day, or a few less demands. Feeling like this is not a good place to be. It can be a catalyst for stress and anxiety so it’s vital we learn to negotiate the demands of life and motherhood, yet still keep our peace.
I want to tell you there’s a secret to keeping your peace. A crucial key to maintaining peace in the midst of chaos, pressure and stress. Over the last few year my life has seemed busier than ever. The demands have felt never-ending and there has been the potential to worry about my gorgeous little man more than I’d have ever realised before becoming a mum.
“Motherhood shows you strengths you didn’t know you had, and gives you fears you didn’t know existed.”
Yet over the last few years I’ve learnt the secret, (and I mean really learnt it by practicing this when I’ve really needed to!) of finding peace.
Peace is a thing. It’s not just a feeling. It’s a reality, and true peace is only found in God. We live in a world where things change. Things go wrong. Dreams fail. There’s disappointment. Yet one person who is constant and unchanging in a fast paced changing world is Jesus. He is our peace.
Our peace is found alone by resting in Him. By making space in a busy day to come and read the Bible packed full of his promises we can gain an assurance that although life seems hectic, although there are potential fears, He is in control.
Jesus is our peace – He is in control!
I can’t tell you how many times over the last few years I have worried about something, I have felt overwhelmed by unknowns and yet I have learnt to stop. When those fears crept in I’ve learnt to literally quiet them and go to Him. Seeing what the Bible says about those fears. Reading God’s promises, and every time, I have found peace.
This isn’t just a feeling, this is about gaining confidence in the one who is in control. About learning to give Him our fears or concerns rather than carrying them ourselves, and as we do, things change, our confidence changes!
So today, whatever you’re feeling, however stressed out or anxious you are, why not stop, even if just for 5 minutes. Tell God your concerns and read the Bible. Remember His promises to you, and as you find Him, you’ll find your peace!