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The state of our culture brings me literally anything but peace. Scrolling on social media or reading news articles can be downright disheartening. The world that I grew up in is no longer here for my kids. I’m raising them in a totally new and wild place, and it can be pretty overwhelming. Christian values are becoming almost taboo. Chaos, Hatred, division and lawlessness are being pushed on every front from our media to the TV shows that we watch. But there are a few things that Jesus has been speaking over me and I want to share them with you:
1• Jesus told us this would happen. The world rejected Him (and still does). Not one of us should be surprised.
2• This is not our home! If you are in Jesus, you are going somewhere far better. This situation is not a permanent one.
3• You can’t be a light if there is no darkness to shine in. This is our mission field, and it needs our light more than ever!
Friend, are you struggling to find peace in this world? Here are a few things that have helped me to soak in the beautiful peace that Jesus promises to give us.
1• Get in the Word! First and foremost, we have to saturate our hearts with the truth and position ourselves to hear from Him. If you need good Bible study suggestions, DM me!
2• Get off of Twitter! Disengage from social media debates. Reading some of the stuff honestly makes it so hard for me to love people like Jesus calls me to. Unfollow. Unfriend if necessary
3• Stop reading the news. The media has an agenda 100% of the time. That agenda is basically never to bring you peace, but to feed into the fear and attempt to manipulate you. Don’t let it!
4• Find your tribe. Community is SO important. We cannot do life alone!
5• Pray. Just talk to Him. Nothing fancy, simply cast your burdens.
COMMENT: Do you feel more peace or anxiety today? How can we lift you up?