Feel out of Control? God’s Word Can Bring You Peace Find comfort and encouragement in Gods Word when you feel overwhelmed by life. October 18th, 2016 Andrew Tomashewsky
Feel out of Control? God’s Word Can Bring You Peace
Feel out of Control? God’s Word Can Bring You Peace Find comfort and encouragement in Gods Word when you feel overwhelmed by life. October 18th, 2016 Andrew Tomashewsky
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Are you a to-do list person?

I know I am. Sometimes I add items to my lists just so I can cross them off. I'll even jot a note to take out the trash even though it's already out on the curb. In these moments, list-making feels good. It gives me a sense of control.

But sometimes lists can't match the chaos of life. Maybe you write a pros and cons list to consider a job offer, but you still can't decide. Or you compose a thorough list of every item you need for a big event—a wedding, a baby shower—but the day doesn't go as planned. Or maybe you read and re-read house listings, but you just can't seem to find the right place for your new home.

When you can't make sense out of life, where do you turn?

When I feel overwhelmed by life, I meditate on these simple words: Be still, and know that I am God (Psalm 46:10, KJV). As I reflect on these words, my forehead slowly unwrinkles, and my jaw unclenches. Then I know that God's peace has filled me. I know God is right there with me. He is in control. He makes sense of things when lists aren't enough.

If you're feeling overwhelmed by lists and life today, I invite you to open your Bible and meditate on God's promises of comfort and peace.

These four verses will help get you started:

John 10:10 (GNT)

The thief comes only in order to steal, kill, and destroy. I have come in order that you might have life—life in all its fullness.

Philippians 4:19 (GNT)

And with all his abundant wealth through Christ Jesus, my God will supply all your needs.

Psalm 46:10a (CEV)

Our God says, "Calm down, and learn that I am God!"

Isaiah 41:10 (GNT)

Do not be afraid—I am with you! I am your God—let nothing terrify you! I will make you strong and help you; I will protect you and save you.

Andrew Tomashewsky
Andrew Tomashewsky

Andrew Tomashewsky is a technology and art teacher for parochial schools in the Great Lakes Bay Region of Michigan. He enjoys the ups and downs of following the Detroit Tigers each season. He dabbles in photography and helping churches and schools manage their online presence. Together with his wife and children, he enjoys finding unique restaurants and locations for adventure.

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