I was looking around me and thinking about what a world with no stress, pressures (making ends meet, paying bills, no harassment or conflict) or fear would look like. My initial conclusion was that I would have to wait till I get to heaven where Jesus is to experience that kind of life.
However, as believers, we do not have to wait till we get to heaven to experience a life with no stress, pressure or fear. We can enjoy that kind of life here on earth. The question is how?
Well, we can by entering the rest and grace of God, handing over our cares and fears to Him. The bible verse, 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” Another bible passage, Philippians 4:6-7, says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
We can experience a life where the external stresses and pressures of life do not affect us internally. We can begin to experience, “Heaven on Earth!”, internally.
Have a great month ahead.
– Pastor Benson