The pandemic has taken away many things for many of us.
Maybe you have lost your dream job or the business that you have worked so hard to build. Or perhaps, you have lost a loved one to COVID-19.
But apart from the things and people you have lost, the pandemic keeps on shaking up the peace in your life on a regular basis. Do you feel troubled and worried?
Regain your peace today!
Here are three practical ways that can help you find perfect peace amid the pandemic:
1. Spend time with God in prayer
For more than a year, the pandemic has kept us from socializing with the people outside of our homes, including our best friends.
You might be missing having someone genuinely listening to you while you are going through tough times. You wish they were beside you right now when life seems so overwhelming.
The good news is, you do have someone who wants to listen to you and free you from your worries and pain: God! You are never alone. God is just waiting for you to go to Him.
When you are filled with anxious thoughts, spend time surrendering your worries to God in prayer.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7 NIV)
Set a time of the day to intentionally seek God in prayer. Find comfort knowing that God can hear all your requests amid your distress.
2. Read God’s Word
Have you ever found yourself aimlessly scrolling through your social media feeds every day?
As you browse through discouraging news, the latest trends, and so many more superficial posts, do you find yourself feeling empty and disheartened?
When events of this world shake your peace, turn to the unshakeable foundation of your peace – the Bible.
Instead of scrolling through your social media accounts, read chapters in the Bible filled with hope and promises of God.
Let the Word of God fill your thoughts and direct your life.
“Your word is a lamp to guide my feet and a light for my path.” (Psalm 109:105 NLT)
Take heart and feel the peace that comes with the promises of God in the Bible and it will make your life filled with hope every day.
3. Focus on God
As you find hope in prayer and direction through the Word of God, sustain your peace by focusing on God every day.
When worries start to kick in, let prayer and God’s Word lead you to an unshakeable peace brought about by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross.
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” (Hebrews 12:2 NIV)
One of the ways you can focus yourself on God is by listening to uplifting and feel-good music!
Watch out for Reverb Worship’s newest single, “Love and Light” by Joselle Feliciano – a song that will inspire you to rediscover God’s love and light even amid these pressing times.
Stream the song on Spotify, Apple Music, and all digital streaming platforms starting September 24.