Jesus wants us to have peace. Peace is the destruction of chaos. Chaos is stress, anxiety, anguish, anger, troubles and worries. Peace is the destruction of chaos, we receive peace when we trust in the Lord and lift the chaos up to Him and trust that he has it under control.
Ephesians 6:12 ‘For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.’
When we let the chaos rule our life and emotions… we are actually worshipping the chaos, the enemy. When you feel things coming against you, trust in the Lord and give these things up to the Lord for Him to take. In the name of Jesus, pray when you are in emotional pain, when you are happy, when things are fantastic, when you are sick, when you are sad, when you are mad. We don’t know better than the Lord, let’s trust that He will take care of us, if we do the chaos will leave.
In the book of Matthew, Ch. 14, Jesus walked on water but many people don’t know that Peter also walked on water towards Jesus. When Peter started walking on water towards Jesus, Peter started thinking about it, he looked down, he stopped trusting and he fell and sunk:
Matthew 14:30-31 “Lord, save me!” And immediately Jesus stretched out His hand and caught him, and said to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?”‘
We need to trust the Word of Jesus more so we will stop falling. When we don’t trust, we doubt, and doubt is destructive… When we doubt and don’t trust relationships will collapse.
Every time relationships will fail. If you don’t trust in the Lord, you will keep falling. Jesus will keep picking us up but we need to trust the Word of Jesus more so we will stop falling.
When things come against you in life, it is usually from the enemy who wants to destroy you but we can beat him:
Luke 10:18-19 And He said to them, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (satan fell like lightning… that means his wretched body hit the ground at the speed of light and it kept going all the way to hell. That’s the power of God.)
Jesus gives us the authority to stomp on the enemy, but that only works if we trust the Word of Jesus. I have a dear friend who loves Jesus who feels under attack by the enemy a lot. I spoke this verse with authority and my friend coughed out a light puff of smoke. No, my friend doesn’t smoke. This happened because of the strength I have when I trust Jesus. Jesus is real, the enemy is real too. The enemy will always come against us but we can beat him.
When we trust in Jesus we stand strong, when we don’t trust we are weak and we fall. Jesus will pick us up but when we have 100% trust, we have 100% of the Lord’s strength to put our foot on the neck of the enemy and break it. We can do that also by having peace, the destruction of chaos. When we have peace, by trusting, the enemy can’t touch us.
It is good to trust, it is not good to worry, stress or be anxious. Jesus said not to worry and not to be afraid, so when we do these things we are sinning. We need to confess this to the Lord. If we trust the Lord we will not worry, we will not be afraid of something that hasn’t happened, basically “what if…”
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
‘Those who love God…’ To truly love God is trusting Him. To truly love God we need to be in daily relationship with Him through trust and prayer.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Isaiah 25:9 In that day they will say, “Surely this is our God; we trusted in him, and he saved us. This is the LORD, we trusted in him; let us rejoice and be glad in his salvation.”
Let’s work on trusting in the Lord more.