It’s possible to have peace 24/7 and it comes as we delight in the Lord constantly.
There have been many times when I have been annoyed and ungrateful. With so many moving pieces going on with our family, business, and ministry, when one thing goes wrong, it can quickly get me worried about the other important things that get affected.
However, Jesus has been reminding me to remember what He’s done for me on the cross.
There is no hardship that is too great to take away the joy of knowing that we have been cleansed and made right with God through Jesus dying on the cross for us. We have hope that death is not our end because Jesus resurrected from the grave and promises that His Spirit too will raise us up as we abide in Him (Romans 8:11).
No matter what hardships we face, we need to remember that we are blessed as children of God. Psalm 32:1 says, “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”
As I continued to delight in God, His joy and love filled my heart. We can always have a heart filled with joy and gratitude as we look back and remember what Jesus did for us on the cross.
We don’t have to live a single day in worry or frustration when we remember how we are greatly loved by Jesus.
When we delight in the Lord, we position ourselves to walk rightly before God, leading us to His best for us. Psalm 37:4 says, “Delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Our true desires can only exist as we walk in God’s way.
When we don’t delight in God, we become prone to fear and discontentment which will lead us away from God’s best. Our discernment to know God’s will increases as we choose to delight in Him. As we look to Him and follow Him, we will find every other desire fulfilled. Peace comes as we fix our thoughts on Jesus and ALL that He’s done for us.
Let us fix our attention on Jesus who is all satisfying. It takes practice to constantly fix our eyes on Jesus, but when we do, nothing can rob our peace because He is the Prince of peace (Isaiah 9:6).
Joy comes when we look at Jesus. He has never failed us and will never fail us. Our circumstances or people may fail us, but Jesus never will. As we fix our eyes on Jesus and His goodness, we will constantly be in delight.
Will you look to Jesus and delight in Him every moment of every day?
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”. There is no room for worry when our thoughts are occupied by His goodness.
No matter how stressful our day may be, God’s love and faithfulness surpass it all. His love reaches to the heavens, His faithfulness to the skies (Psalm 36:5).
It just takes us remembering His great love to experience His peace and presence.
Our worries and emotions may try to take over, but we have the power to submit every worry to Jesus and pick up the mind of Christ that has been given to us by the Holy Spirit (1 Cor. 2:16).
We can gladly go through life’s struggles when we remember what Jesus did for us on the cross and how much we are loved. Our eternity is destined for everlasting joy because Jesus chose to shed His blood for us and redeem us back to right standing with God.
Let us never lose awe and wonder for God’s grace towards us and all that Jesus has done and is doing.
When the chaos and darkness of this world come to disturb us, we must choose to cling to Jesus and His word. In His light, we see light (Psalm 36:9). As we delight in Jesus:
Anger turns to forgiveness.
Worry turns to peace.
Hatred turns to love.
Darkness turns to light.
As we abide and delight in Jesus, we see rightly and become all that He is which includes joy, peace, love, purity, grace, and truth. Jesus says in John 14:6, “I am the way and the truth and the life.”
Ask God for His perspective and invite the Holy Spirit to bring His Word to life in you.
Let us fix our gaze on our Savior and delight in Him. So remember, delight in the Lord.
Prayer: Jesus, we know that true peace can only be found when we delight in You. In the midst of our troubles may we always remember that You will never fail us.
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