It's no secret we're living in turbulent times. Everywhere we look violence and evil appear to be winning; striking fear, worry and uncertainty into all of us. So in today's show we're diving into the Bible to uncover the secret to finding peace and hope in turbulent times.
All we have to do is turn on the news and we’re bombarded with stories of suffering and violence. The chaos and horror that surround us leave us overwhelmed, helpless and hopeless.
It’s no wonder we’re feeling anything but peaceful right now. The world has become an incredibly frightening place.
But believe it or not, in the midst of the chaos, it truly is possible to experience peace, hope, and, dare I say, even joy.
In this episode of A Faithful God Podcast, I’m diving into what you can do to trust God and find peace and hope, even in turbulent times.
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The pursuit of peace and hope in difficult times
In this great episode, we’ll dig into the Bible and uncover…
- the secret to finding peace in turbulent times
- how communication with God affects our ability to see above the mess
- what scripture can teach us about HOW to live in a world with ever-growing violence and uncertainty
The Secret to Finding Peace in Turbulent Times
Amid the noise and chaos of the world, finding peace feels anything but possible.
However, what we first need to understand is that peace doesn’t come from external circumstances. It’s not something we can seek out on our own.
The truth is, it’s found from within.
Finding peace lies in our ability to turn inward and connect with God through the Holy Spirit.
And when we seek His presence through prayer, reflection and scripture, we can tap into a wellspring of peace that surpasses all understanding.
As Philippians 4:7 reminds us,
“And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” NIV
Oh, don’t get me wrong, my friend. I’m not saying this is easy.
But in order to get up every day and keep going, we must be persistent and consistent in our pursuit of peace — especially when the world is so incredibly loud.
If you’re feeling anything but peaceful right now, then you don’t want to miss this show.
The power OF prayer in finding peace IN TURBULENT TIMES
Communication is key in any relationship, and our relationship with God is no exception.
In fact, our connection to God is the most important relationship in our life.
In turbulent times, it’s crucial to maintain an open line of communication with Him.
Through prayer, we can express our fears, hopes, and doubts.
In other words, we don’t have to sugarcoat how we feel. God wants to help us through all of our feelings and struggles.
Our continual conversations with The Father not only help us process our emotions but also allow us to see above the chaos.
And as we draw near to God, He draws near to us; providing the clarity and perspective we need to navigate the challenges of the world.
FINDING HOPE IN SCRIPTURE DURING TURBULENT TIMES
The Bible serves as our guide and source of wisdom in frightening times.
It offers insights into how we can live in a world filled with violence and suffering. Because the truth is, nothing we’re going through right now is any different than what the men and women went through in the Bible.
Oh sure, it’s a different time and place, but at its core, evil is evil.
So by studying scripture, we can gain a deeper understanding of God’s character and His plan for us; giving us the hope we need in these difficult times.
For example, in Isaiah 41:10, we can find great encouragement.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” NLT
Scripture reminds us that even in the face of some of our biggest battles, we can trust in God’s unfailing presence, support and love.
FINDING PEACE AND HOPE IN TURBULENT TIMES
In the midst of the most difficult times, our trust in God can be the anchor that keeps us steady.
While the world may be loud and chaotic, we have the power to find peace, hope, and joy by turning to Him.
Through prayer, communication, and the wisdom of scripture, we can navigate the storms of life with confidence and resilience.
So if you’re struggling with all the turmoil going on in the world, or even in your own life, then you don’t want to miss this show.
Grab your earbuds and your favorite beverage and join me for, Finding Peace and Hope in Turbulent Times.
How to FIND PEACE AND HOPE IN TURBULENT TIMES at-a-glance
- 00:00 Welcome
- 06:31 Letting go and letting God
- 15:44 How to experience God’s peace in turbulent times
- 17:53 Seeking God for what we need in difficult times
- 22:25 Using prayer as spiritual warfare
- 31:42 Using Scripture in turbulent times
- 37:42 How to Trust God in Turbulent Times wrap up
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