5 Steps to Peace in a Really Bad Situation
How to get peace in a very bad situation? You may have been financially struggling in your life and losing your home. It may have been lung cancer diagnosed because my dad was last week. Your marriage may be disrupted. Fill in the blank. Or we're coming to a crisis or to the middle of a year. Now one of us is great. We can see how God has been involved and we get peace from that. But how can we get peace if we start in the middle of the crisis or in the middle of it? God says how to do Phil. 4: 4-9.
The first thing you have to do is focus on God instead of God. This is easier than done, but this is what Paul says when he says, "Rejoice in the Lord I will always be happy again" (4. He does not say that we are happy about what we are going through, he does not say he will be happy with our difficulties He says that he is pleased with the Lord, and that is something else.
The biblical joy is the consciousness that God governs your circumstances and only makes that which is good for you in your life (Romans 8:28). Therefore, James says that he is pleased when a trial is coming (James 1: 2). It is not a matter of congratulating the rehearsal of the trial, that is what God is doing to us through the trial, his good work comes to our lives. This is what Job did when he lost his fortune and his family, He said, "Blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21)
The morning when my dad died, he was sad, not just nag yon was close to each other, but I found painful that my mother suffers. At the same time, we knew that God was involved in every detail and had a good time in our lives through our pain. As we concentrated on this, we were able to worship, find joy, and tell others the goodness of God and the good days with my dad. A couple of deacons came from the church in an hour. When they entered the room, we laughed at some story as we remembered and one of them remarked: "Somehow I knew that this house would be happy today." Again, it's not that we were happy about my father's death. But we were forced to concentrate on God, and so we found joy. But this is only the beginning, we can not stop because Satan and meat have a way to return to bite us. ] On our focus on God, we have to literally fill in the service of others. Paul says, "Let your affection be familiar to all men, the Lord is" (5. As you rejoice in God, it would move you to focus on others. to do it, Paul says that the Lord is at hand, God is near and will help you, and not only that God wants you to serve others in the midst of the trouble, you know that we are weak, we will have the patience to focus on ourselves and to spiral up to despair. But if we focus on others, we will be disturbed and we will not have time to spiral. More than that, we will enjoy some joy before others.
Interestingly, the morning when my father died, a man's car stopped working before she left her daughter to school and the car just stepped in. I saw her, went out to help and took them to a school so the little girl was not late. fi and I returned to check the car.When we did this, I remember the funeral home work from her father and I thought, "It's as if the Lord is so kind to focusing on someone else. Lord. " Well, that's good and good, but what happens when you're alone when you have time to sleep? Prayer is to be forgiven with God .I remember one night I remember the word of God: "Do not worry about anything, but in prayer and prayers in all things, thanksgiving, please ask God's requests" (6. Well, I did this I prayed again and again, but I still could not sleep or sleep, and then I realized, I prayed as the Gentiles (Matt 6: 7-8) I was worried if I did not just say the right thing to mention any possible problems or I pray only with the right attitude that God can not hear my prayers. When I realized what I was doing, I simply saved the Lord. That is why she says she prays; we'll tell him what's going to burst our hearts and hand him over to rest. It gives us permission (and commands us) not to think about our problems and let them deal with them. When we do this, give us peace. When I did, I went to sleep. If we pray and leave our burdens with God, "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, keeps the hearts and minds of Christ Jesus" (volume 7). God's peace, like a Roman soldier, protects our hearts and minds so that we do not worry about anything disruptive.
Not working! Let's say when we're worried, afraid or desperate. The truth is that we can not accept either one without the other. All the things I'm talking about are a whole thing. God tells us what to do in the midst of an uneasy situation. He tells us to focus on him and others; think about it, pray, and think again. It's not enough to pray.
When we pray, Paul says that we are forced to think about things in God and do not worry about us. Not easy; why there was a battle. But as we fight, change what we think.
You can say that some thoughts are stumbling because there is a long-term dilemma that seems to never end. Yes, but you do not have to stop the difficulties. Control your thoughts. Paul says, "Finally, brethren, everything that is true, all things that are noble, all things that are just, anything is clean, good is any good news, if there is any merit, and if there is something to be praised meditate on these things "(8.
Take one step further The more you meditate on God's things as Paul says, the more you will know God and His ways You will know that he really is working out these things in your life You know that "the Lord God is a daylight and a shield, the Lord gives grace and glory, it is not necessary to hold back good things from those who are walking straight" (Ps. 84:11)
Yet another thing Have your concerns been transferred to God and others now to make sure that you continue this. Keep doing the things God has told you "What I've Learned and Received , I heard and saw in me, and the God of peace will be with you "(9. If you do what God teaches you will be in peace. And do not ignore the shadow that Paul says here. Earlier, he said that God's peace protects your heart. This is true; this is what we want. But here he says that the God of peace will be with you. This is even better! You will get peace because the God of peace passes through the fire.
Jesus was in the fiery furnace with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, and he will also be with you in the fiery furnace (Dan 3:25). Though they were in peace, even though they did not know whether God really preserved them (Dan 3: 17-18). All they knew was that God was with them and he would see them in one way or another. And that's what you need to understand; God is with you and will see you in one way or another. And it does not resign or defecate. That trust. God's plan for you, and good. You go with him because he's with you. This is the case, you get peace in a very bad situation.