How To Have Peace And Understanding During Tumultuous Times

By: Sonia Eizenhoefer 0 Comments   8/22/2011

There is no doubt we are living in tumultuous times. Many people are confused and don’t know what is going on, including those within our government.

Since our president couldn’t come up with a plan to balance the budget and chose not to make the needed cuts we are all feeling the pain of his decision in the stock market.

This not only affected us but the world. This is why we as Christians need to remain in peace. With God it is possible to remain in peace during tumultuous times. Our family, friends, and neighbors will need us and will be drawn to us if we are peaceful.

Once that happens we will have opportunities to share why we are so peaceful. We know how God provides and protects us; He is faithful and will continue to be so. We can draw closer to God to receive His peace by reading His word (logos) and praying. But during disturbing times we also need a revelation of the Word from the Lord (Ramah).

We need to ask God for strategy and study the Word for revelation. It’s important to seek Him on exactly what we should do in certain situations. It says in His word that we know His voice.

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me (John: 10:27 NKJ)

Quiet yourself before Christ and wait upon Him for an answer.  I know the waiting can be hard, but in confusing times we will need His direction. Once we hear from the Lord we need to do what He says; obedience is a key.

It’s alright to wait for confirmation. I have found that fasting helps to hear God’s voice too so consider that, it might help. One could start with fasting one meal a day and work up to a whole day when ready and then extend to a longer fast as prompted by the Holy Spirit. If we are full of worry and fear it will help to meditate on scripture and memorize verses that give peace. For example: when afraid or not sure what to do, quote these verses.

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You (Psalm 56:3 NKJ).

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding; in all of your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths (Proverbs 3: 5-6 NKJ).

Trusting in the Lord is a key to remaining at peace. Psalm 91 talks about God’s protection and we can trust Him to protect us. So when we have a need for protection, meditate on Psalm 91.

There are many other scriptures in the bible that bring peace. My prayer for all of you is to be able to trust God for His protection and direction during tumultuous times. He will be there for us with answers if we turn to Him. God will fill us with His peace as we walk with Him and do what He says. Then when others around us are striving with fear and worry we can gently lead them to the Lord and show them the way of peace.

But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil (Proverbs 1:33 NKJ).

We might even need to hear from God for others (like many others have done as told in bible stories) that are new to the faith or God might lead us to bring answers to those within leadership positions because they don’t know what to do either, so be ready for that. 

The peace you have in the mist of fear and a lack of understanding will be recognized by those around you, which will put an even greater demand on your faith.  

This situation brings faith to maturity so that you are able to give an answer for the hope that is in you. (1 Peter 3:15)

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