The Secret to Keeping Your Peace

Finding Peace
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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!

6 thoughts on “The Secret to Keeping Your Peace

  1. God is our peace – oh yes, He is. So many times we look for peace outside of God, but it’s never, never found. Only temporary peace. Your post was a breath of fresh air.

  2. Wow I need these reminders as I approach a week of pure busyness! I love this gem!….”This isn’t just a feeling, this is about gaining confidence in the one who is in control. ” So so true He is in control and I only need to realign with Him! Visiting from She Lives Free

    1. Hi Winter, thanks for stopping by! That’s very true, whenever we lose our peace all we need to do is realign ourselves with Him, and we get it back, whether it comes instantly or through wisdom we receive on things we need to change, it always returns! xx

  3. I love this, Kate! You are so right. Jesus is our Peace! What’s your favorite Bible verse to remind you of it when times get tough? I’ve found – especially in the darkest of times in college when anxiety was at it’s highest – that looking towards Christ was the one thing that could truly make me feel better.

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    1. Hi Erica, thank you! One of my favourite verses is Philippians 4:6-7 ‘Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’ I love that so much! I think sometimes we can get anxious over things we know are silly and yet we still feel worried, and then at other times we feel we can be anxious over things which it’s understandable to be anxious about – and yet this tells us we don’t need to be anxious about anything!! I love that, God is so in control that even in the hardest things we can still trust Him. I think we often miss something in this verse though, it’s so easy to focus on giving our requests to God and then that’s it, but this tells us if we do that, and then thank Him, then His peace will guard our hearts and minds! Such an incredible promise! I think as we thank Him for those things we have given to Him, something in our faith rises which almost instantly lessens those anxieties. My other favourite is Romans 8:32 ‘He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?’. I think the biggest thing in reducing fear is knowing how much He loves us. I love this verse as it reminds me that He has already given His most precious gift. He’s already given me His son so that I might live in freedom, when I meditate on that, any doubts about whether He will come through for me again go almost instantly! xxx

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