The days we live in, filled with turmoil and tension can make it hard for us to have calm hearts. There may even be times you feel like it is impossible to have a peaceful heart.
I was pleasantly surprised recently, to come across some helpful words in Colossians 3:15. They may be what you need to hear this week as you struggle with an anxious heart. Take a look.
And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. Colossians 3:15a NLT
The first thing that grabbed my attention is that this verse contains a command that is to become our new habit of life. We are sometimes persuaded that we are victims of our circumstances and therefore have no choice but to feel disturbed. Our verse says it is our responsibility to welcome the peace that Christ can give and then let it rule in our hearts. The idea is that we are to allow Christ’s peace to take control and make a home in our hearts and minds. We are to choose to embrace Christ’s peace rather than surrendering to the fears our world produces.
The second thing that grabbed my attention is that the peace Christ gives is exactly what we need when turmoil surrounds us. Peace in our verse refers to the absence of stress and anxiety. It is a tranquility that frees us from worry. And though it may seem to be too good to be true, it is truly what Christ offers us.
Let’s make up our minds to obey Colossians 3:15.
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