And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 (ESV)
Everyday life can get overwhelming at times. The demands of life unchecked will dominate your every thought. God gives his peace to those that follow Jesus. That doesn’t mean life will be easier, rather your ability to focus on Christ will give you a clear mind and loving heart. Christ will dominate your every thought. The struggle is real but Christ is alive! Check out this poem that echoes the tension we all face.
Everyday clothes for everyday people,
Everyday thoughts for the lonely heart.
Everyday work in an everyday world,
Everyday life torn apart.
Everyday fear of everyday religion,
Everyday lies play a part.
Everyday sin of an everyday people,
Everyday effort, shot in the dark.
Who are we, what is our aim?
Who are we, what is this shame?
Everyday peace through an everyday God,
Everyday love is no façade.
What things rob you of God’s peace?
What can Christ do to ensure God’s peace is always present in your life?
Father, thank you for your peace. Give me the faith to rest in your promises. I want your peace to reside in me no matter what my everyday life expresses.