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Our Peace in Busyness

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.  Isaiah 26:3 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.We’re all on overload. The whole world is in a tizzy.

Our minds are bombarded with too much information on a regular basis. Our calendars are filled to the brim, and watching television captures many hours of our day. Organized sports fill our Sundays, leaving no time for families to attend church. How sad that God gets left out of the picture.

There’s no way we can keep up with all the world offers without serious consequences. Sooner or later, stress will take a toll on our lives. Once, there were only a few choices of things to buy and places to go. Now, malls contain so many stores we don’t know where to shop first. And to top it off, new products come out each day, and technology becomes obsolete from week to week. Keeping up with the latest inventions can become a financial burden.

Even our children’s schedules are too heavy for them to carry. In addition to their education and after school activities, they spend hours texting to their friends and chatting for long periods of time on their cell phones.

I recently saw a television program emphasizing the need for children to play. They need time away from organized activities to relax and enjoy themselves. When I raised my five sons in the 1960s, kids came home from school, had a snack, and had fun with their friends. Now children have the pressure to be involved in something every day after school.

Times have changed, but despite the turmoil, there is one thing that remains constant. The Bible says, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever” (Hebrews 13:8 NIV). He is our Peace in the midst of our busyness.

It’s reassuring to know Jesus never changes. He is faithful, merciful, truthful, and always available. He is not bound by time and is able to be everywhere at once. We serve an awesome God.

Don’t get so busy that you can’t hear God’s still, small voice. 

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Frances Pasch

Frances Gregory Pasch’s devotions and poems have been published hundreds of times in devotional booklets, magazines, and Sunday School papers since 1985. She has been leading a women Christian writers’ group since 1991. Her book, Double Vision: Seeing God in Everyday Life Through Devotions and Poetry, was recently published by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. Frances has been married to her husband Jim since 1958. They have five sons and nine grandchildren. Contact her at www.francesgregorypasch.com.