Perfect Peace (even in chaos)

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

I don’t know if it’s just me, but I’ve noticed a trend recently in a lot of TV programmes, to have a kind of droning foreground ‘music’ that almost drowns out the dialogue. Turning up the volume only makes it worse, and in the end, I have to resort to switching on the subtitles. Life can be very like that too. So many things clamour for our attention; news reports, concerns about work, health, family; all pushing in around us, and drowning out the one voice we really need to hear. 

“A woman in the crowd had suffered for twelve years with constant bleeding, and she could find no cure. Coming up behind Jesus, she touched the fringe of his robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.” Luke‬ ‭8:43‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

This woman in Luke 8 had been to doctor after doctor. Some manuscripts say she had spent all her money on doctors. Now, here she was surrounded by masses of people, all pushing and shoving, to get a closer look at Jesus. Imagine the noise! She could have given up and gone away, thinking, maybe I’ll try another time. But she was single minded. Totally focused ~ on Jesus and nothing else. Her mind and her heart had tuned out the noise, and….. right there amidst the chaos she encountered Jesus! 

Don’t be robbed by those things that daily demand your attention.  Choose to focus on Jesus, and let Him restore to you the peace He has already given to you.  

Jill 💜

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I love getting together with friends and sharing with each other over a cup of coffee what God is doing in our lives, it boosts my faith and lifts my heart. That's the aim of this blog. There's a story behind it; It was inspired after a friend gave me a single mustard seed, saying ‘that’s all it takes Jill’. What my friend didn’t know was that the very same morning God had reminded me of a promise He'd made to me over 20 years before regarding writing. I took the mustard seed home, planted it and watched it grow from a tiny sapling to a large, flourishing shrub at our front door. Every time I look at it it reminds me that our God is always true to his promises. Jesus lives in and works through his people, every single day. It's good to share what he's doing! I love talking about Him and writing about Him.

9 thoughts on “Perfect Peace (even in chaos)

  1. Wonderful post, Jill. The noise of life distracts us and our relationship with the Lord suffers because of it. We need to be “single-minded” and focused on growing in the Lord. Thanks for the reminder of something we all need, even retired bloggers like me! Blessings to you today.

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  2. God definitely has us thinking the same thoughts! The idea of God’s peace being present with us in the midst of suffering, chaos, and overwhelm is a such a powerful promise. Thank you for sharing.

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