Does life on earth seem to be getting more and more complex?
The pace of information coming at us doesn’t let up. Everyday we hear more about the issues and problems our world is facing. Listening to a constant flow of bad news often leads to anxiety and sleepless nights. Protests, politics, power plays, and a pandemic…we’re dealing with stressors both old and new. People are on opposite sides of the fence. Each side takes its stand at a far distance away from the other, leaving a great divide in the middle. Often the fighting between the individualized extremes blurs the reasons behind the passion for the cause, creating a blindness for seeing possible solutions for the good of us all. God stands ready to give us solutions to the challenges, peace in the storms, comfort when the world’s gone crazy. Are enough of us listening?
I get in my car, turning on my radio to SmileFM. The lyrics of the songs remind me of what is important and of what God wants me to do. Danny Gokey says it like this…
“Gotta keep it real simple”…
“We’re living in a world that keeps breakin’
But if we want to find a way to change it
It all comes down to this
Love God and love people”
Next, Jonny Diaz sings…
“When the stress is on the rise in my heart
I feel you say just
Breathe, just breathe
Come and rest, at my feet
And be, just be
Chaos calls but all you really need is to just breathe.”
These are words I need to hear. These are words to live by. Keep it simple. From the beginning to the end of each day, love God and never forget how much He loves you. With people, you can’t go wrong in living by following the Golden Rule: treat others how you’d like to be treated. Then rest at God’s feet and just keep breathing. God will carry us through. Seek God’s word for the counsel and comfort you need. Isaiah 26:3 promises that God will keep in perfect peace those who trust in Him, whose thoughts are fixed on Him.
My prayers are that we all listen to God’s voice each day, whether it is heard through the words of a song, from a friend or something you’ve read. God uses many ways to be our guide. He wants us to experience peace in our crazy lives.