Do you already feel the chaos calling today? Has the stress already set in?
You started the day off with a clear mind and great hope that the day was going to be different, and then, somehow, the stress just started sneaking in there.
This is your reminder to press pause, and when you feel it sneaking in, do everything you can to guard your heart from it.
Take Jesus at His word. He says He’s come to give us His peace, and it’s not the kind of peace the world gives. It’s not peace that’s based on circumstances.
"I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid." - John 14:27
When I start to feel that stress invade, I try to invite Him right into that moment and I ask Him to take it and give me the peace He promises.
Dallas Willard said, “You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.”
Today, try to leave yourself a little extra time, a little extra room, slow down, and breathe.