– Watchman Nee
Devotional: 4 Ways Trusting in God Gives You Peace
If your mind is not at ease and filled with anxiety, it’s hard to operate in the world, make the right decisions, or see the world properly. A life of anxiety is the product of an anxiety filled mind. Our internal world is reflected in our external world. So, if you want a normal life you need to really work on achieving that inner peace. If you want real peace you have to trust in God. Here are four ways, trusting in God gives you peace:
You Can Rest Your Mind
If you trust God, you take all your troubles and all your worries and lay it at his feet. He takes care of it. When you do this you stop worrying and your mind can take a break. Instead of feeling that you’re chasing your tail going around in circles, you can give your mind a rest. Because let’s face it, you really aren’t making much progress if you’re worrying. Worrying is the complete opposite of taking action. Trust in God, give him all your problems, and let Him take care of it. He will give you peace in return.
You Trust that He Only Wants the Best for You
When you trust in God you get a sense of peace because part of that trust means believing that God only wants the best for you. According to the book of Jeremiah, God intends to prosper us. He never intends to harm us. We truly believe in that and we let that guide our lives. Unnecessary anxieties and worries then melt away. We can always focus on taking action and be optimistic because we know at the end of the day God only wants the best for us.
It Gives you the Opportunity to Accept
In many cases, a part of the reason why we are filled with anxiety and we lack inner peace is because we’re always fighting, and always resistant. When you trust God, you calm your mind and it gives you an opportunity to accept your situation. Once you accept your situation you stop struggling and real progress actually can truly take place. You can start looking at the situation with an even love of mind and you can start making the right decisions.
It Opens the Way to Living in Faith
When you trust in God, it opens you up to living in faith and when you live in faith, all sorts of things open up for you. Things that used to be impossible become possible. In many cases, the only thing that separates a visionary like Steve Jobs from a person who is not as successful is that visionaries can see things that don’t exist. They have so much faith in it that it becomes real. The world will tell you all sorts of things are impossible or unattainable but if you live in faith instead of worrying you start taking actions that make those seemingly impossible things come true. That’s how powerful faith is.
If you want to set your mind at ease as you only need to do one thing, one thing alone: Trust in God. He will give you the peace that you have been missing for so long.