How can we stay calm when the world seems to be falling apart?
We can’t pretend there isn’t any pain or trouble in the world. We’d be hiding from life. That isn’t real.
And we can’t say, “All is well. Don’t worry.” That wouldn’t honest. Because we are human, we all have moments that grip us with fear and chaos. God understands.
Because the truth is, there is unrest and tragedy happening in our country and in the world. On the heels of racism erupting in violence in Charlottesville, news of tragedy and death followed in Barcelona. And before we caught our breath, Hurricane Harvey has flooded houses, and families are suffering unspeakable losses.
With everything that’s happening in the news – combined with all that’s going on in our families, our friends’ lives, with our kids, our jobs, or the heated politics – we can feel despairing or overwhelmed.
Yet, in the midst of chaos, we have an anchor to hold onto in the storms of life: Jesus.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul a hope both sure and steadfast…where Jesus has entered. (see Hebrews 6:19–20)
Friends, we can find peace because no matter what is happening or will happen to us, God is never going to let go of us.
No matter what shape we find ourselves in, we have shelter, someone who will hold onto us during the storms in our lives: We have Jesus.
Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. He is my refuge and my fortress. (see Psalm 91:1-2)
The answer to overcoming all the voices of chaos and conflict?
Listen to God’s Whispers of Rest. Listen to God’s Greater Voice of Love – God’s Voice within you.
Soak in these powerful promises to calm your soul. In turn, you will become a voice of kindness and comfort to others, right in the realities of stress. I’ve collected 40 different promises and placed them in a book I just released called Whispers of Rest. Here are eight.
8 Powerful Promises to Calm Your Soul When the World’s Falling Apart
1. When we’re tossed by life’s storms, Jesus stands close, gently whispering —
Take my hand. I will carry you through. I am with you. I will be your peace.
Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he, I am he who will sustain you. I have made you and I will carry you; I will sustain you and I will rescue you. (Isaiah 46:4)
2.You may feel your world spinning out of control. The truth is…
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