Encouragement Nugget - Overwrought and Disturbed, Why?
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Why am I so overwrought, Why am I so disturbed? Why can’t I just hope in God? Despite all my emotions, I will believe and praise the One who saves me, my God.” (Psalm 42:11 The Voice)
Overwrought and disturbed. Allowing the cares of life to determine emotions. Remembering God and reminding yourself to just hope in Him. Why is that so hard? Why isn’t that automatic? We must get to the point of putting our emotions in the background and choosing to praise God. Remember He saved us so He’s worthy of praise.
There are many times I allow myself, possibly even choose to, become overwrought and disturbed by circumstances, and people. Then after a time of being disturbed I remember I don’t have to be, I can have peace, God’s peace, which surpasses all understanding. It is available to me. All I have to do is choose to bring whatever is disturbing me to God. He will cover my disturbance with His peace.
“Don’t be anxious about things; instead, pray. Pray about everything. He longs to hear your requests, so talk to God about your needs and be thankful for what has come. 7 And know that the peace of God (a peace that is beyond any and all of our human understanding) will stand watch over your hearts and minds in Jesus, the Anointed One.” (Philippians 4:6-7 The Voice)
Jesus even told us we were going to have tribulation, trials, distress, and frustration in this world, so why am are we surprised or unprepared? He also promised that we could have peace, perfect peace in Him.
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]” (John 16:33 AMPC)
In the midst of my distress we must remember that we have access to perfect peace and Jesus has already overcome the world. He has deprived it of power to harm us. No reason to be downcast. We can put our hope in God!
Be Encouraged! ❤
Leisa Wilkins Ministries
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