I often wonder . . . do you and I suffer from more stress and anxiety than our parents and grandparents did? If so, why? What’s different?
Are we trying to do too much?
And what about information overload.
Or unexpected change.
Our lives are full of peace robbers.
4 Ways to Battle Your Peace Robbers
1. Pray – God wants us to know the kind of peace only He can give. Ask Him. He wants to give it to you.
2. Remember – Keep Bible verses and quotes close to replace anxious thoughts, and remember the many things God has gotten you through in the past.
Quotes to Battle Your Peace Robbers“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27
“To be at one with God is to be at peace … peace is to be found only within, and unless one finds it there he will never find it at all. Peace lies not in the external world. It lies within one’s own soul.” ~Ralph Waldo Trine
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“Peace is the deliberate adjustment of my life to the will of God.” ~Author Unknown
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The Lord gives His people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace. Psalm 29:11
“Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace. If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you will know what His will is.” ~Amy Carmichael
I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
“We are women, and my plea is Let me be a woman, holy through and through, asking for nothing but what God wants to give me, receiving with both hands and with all my heart whatever that is.”
Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Romans 5:1
“Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.” ~Victor Hugo
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you His peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
“When I’m worried, it’s usually because I’m trying to do everything myself. When I’m at peace, it’s usually because I remember God is in control.” ~Dave Willis
Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6–7
3. Thank – Thank God for providing a way for us to have His peace even in unimaginable circumstances.
4. Practice – You’ve asked, remembered, and thanked. Now practice, practice, practice. The more you replace stress and anxiety with God’s peace . . . the more quickly you will turn to it when you need it.
Praying for you today my dear friends, that you will be filled with His perfect peace that exceeds anything we can understand.
What do you do to replace anxiety with peace? What’s your favorite quote?
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26
Author of: Sarah's Garden - A modern day parable for girls of all ages.
Counting My Blessings - Blessing counting can help you thrive.
HomeGoods designHappy - Home decorating tips for the budget minded.
Hi! I’m Deb, a Sanguine CLASS trained speaker and writer. I serve in ministry with my husband and best friend, Blake, in St. Louis, Missouri. My favorite past times include sharing my love for and joy in the Lord at Retreats, Conferences, and through my writing.
As a blogging fanatic I write five or more posts a week for various sites. Counting My Blessings is my personal blog where I share Bible studies, devotions, and my thoughts on faith, family, and friendships. You can also find me at the HomeGoods – Design Happy Blog where we share tips and ideas for decorating on a budget; and a few years ago I participated in Woman’s Day – WD Happiness Blog where we talked about ways small changes make a big impact on our happiness.
My first book, Sarah’s Garden, was published in 2008, and encourages girls of all ages to flourish in their God given personalities, gifts, and abilities.
The beauty in the photo with me is a child we’ve sponsored through World Vision. I was blessed to meet her when I traveled with the Bolivia Blogger team. You can learn more about our trip and meeting Abigail here.