There is a church down the street from our home and I always look to see what message is on the board. You know, things like “Sign broken, get message inside.” Pretty clever, huh? Well, Sunday I noticed that message on the local Methodist church that became the title of this post – “Let prayer give you a calm-plex”. I actually went back later in the day to make sure that I saw it right, as I thought it was quite a catchy, and accurate, phrase.
Too many times, as we go through life, we forget about prayer and try to handle things in our own power. That’s just not the way that God works. He wants us to be in communion with Him – bringing our problems to the throne of God and laying them at the feet of Jesus. By adopting this posture of humility and submission, we can experience the peace of God that is otherwise evasive and temporary.
So when you have an issue that you can’t solve in your own power (and that’s all of them) why not think about praying about it? I’m sure that you will impressed with the peace that you experience. The verse for this evening is from the Psalms. The Psalmist tells us, in Psa. 107:30, “They were glad when it grew calm, and he guided them to their desired haven.” That’s the way it is with God. He will steer you to your desired haven when you turn your troubles over to Him.
And let’s face it – who among us really likes it when things are all amped up and calmness is elusive. My encouragement this evening is that God is waiting for you to decide to be calm – and that comes through prayer. My prayer is that you will invest in taking the highs and lows out of your life and knowing that you can depend on God to do what is best for you in the grander scheme of things. Have a great day in the Lord, grace and peace…