Sunday, March 14, 2010


Janet Chester Bly

Some days feel like a torture chamber. So much detail to remember. Unrelenting duties. The constant threat of sudden nasty news. Plans interrupted. Unexpected demands step up the stress. Even too much of a good thing can boil the blood pressure.

And then there’s those moments you believe that everyone’s against you. In fact, the world is against you. That’s not being paranoid. It’s the gospel truth. You can’t always make the world of woe go away. 

But you can fight for inner peace.

“In this world you will have trouble,” Jesus said. But don’t take it personal. Fight for peace instead. Peace is not automatic. You’re flesh, not steel. But you got to want it enough to go after it. That may demand radical change—a turn in direction, a lifestyle revision. “Seek peace and pursue it” (1 Peter 3:11).

You may not get it perfect the first try, but you’ll make progress. Along the way, anticipate some pain. Expect more than a few explosions and starting over again. How much practice depends on your faith, your endurance, your wired personality factor.

Meanwhile: A) Study The Book. B) Steady your focus. C) Aim to stay in God’s will.

Janet Chester Bly
Taken from “31 Days To Win The Fight For Personal Peace”
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csthankful said...

I think that too many think that once they become Christians that life will be roses.....God does not say that in His Word. Knowing He is with us throuhg everything we face AND knowing He knows in advance (nothing is a surprise to Him) is so comforting. Love, Connie Sue

Janet Bly said...

Connie Sue: Thanks much for the note. Praying for you with all your trials & challenges right now!
Love, Janet