And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Phil 4:7 (NIV)
God’s desire for our lives is that we walk in peace. Often, it’s easy to become more aware of our troubles than God’s peace.
The trick to walking in peace is to choose it at all costs. It might mean saying no to some things that are good but don’t bring peace in your life. It might be separating yourself from relationships that cause you stress. Choosing peace in your life isn’t always easy, but it is good for you.
God wants you to live a life full of peace. It takes some practice to choose peace when things are stressful. The good news is that you get to choose your response in every situation. That response can be peace even when things look bad around you.
So today, if you’ve fallen into the trap of stress and anxiety determine to change your response. Choose to not let all the little situations around you bring you stress. Instead, take a minute and tap into God’s peace. Sing a song or think of a scripture that makes you happy. As you do, you’ll find that the stress goes and peace comes. You might have to do this over and over again all day long, but as you practice it, walking in peace will become a habit in your life.