Monday, September 17, 2012

True Peace in Your Life

I know alot of us, as we become teens, get very stressed.  There is so much out there that stresses us!  School, friends, our parents, bad influences and sometimes we even stress ourselves.  It is a lot of pressure being a kid / teen!  

But The Bible Offers us a Way to Find True Peace in our Hearts:

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Peace of mind is something that we all want.  We all want to be able to rest, to not have to worry, to feel free to enjoy life, family, friends, work, church, hobbies, entertainment, etc.  We want to be able to enjoy ourselves and not be burdened down with worries that rob us of vigor, life, and purpose.
Sometimes when we can't find peace of mind, we get depressed.  We often get angry and lash out at God or someone else near to you.
What do you do to get peace?  I mean real peace in your life.  Where do you start?  What do you do?
Well, the best place to start is with God.

Philippians 4:6-9,

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things.  9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me -- put it into practice.  And the God of peace will be with you." (NIV)

  1. God wants you to have true peace by having you not worry - about anything (act of thinking)
    1. Worry is sin.  It means you are not trusting in God.
    2. God doesn't want you to worry because worry means you do not trust God, that you are not taking Him fully at His word.   God has been providing for you all along - look at the cross.
  2. God wants you to have true peace by praying - about everything (act of doing)
    1. All things in your life are of concern to God---The big and the small: where to move, who to marry, what job to get, even your hobbies, and leisure times.
    2. The peace that God gives you will guard your minds.
    3. The peace that God gives you will strengthen you.
    4. In the presence of God there is peace.
  3. God wants you to have true peace by meditating on what is holy (act of thinking)
    1. Your minds have been set free from slavery to sin.
      1. Romans 8:6 The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace; (NIV)
    2. God wants you to fill your heart with what is good.
      1. Phil. 4:8, "whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent worthy of praise.  Let your mind dwell on these things." (NASB)
      2. Meditate on the Word of God so that you might be transformed by the renewing of your mind.
  4. God wants you to have true peace by putting into practice what you have learned. (act of doing)
    1. He wants you to...
      1. trust Him for everything
      2. pray to Him for anything
      3. meditate on what is holy
        1. Philippians 4:8 "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -- if anything is excellent or praiseworthy -- think about such things. (NIV)
These things are written to you so that the God of peace will be with you.  Not simply peace... but the God of peace will be with you.  Ultimately this is about God dwelling with you.  He wants you to be holy, pure, right.  Will you trust Him and not worry?  Will you pray about everything in your life? Will you meditate on the Word of God?  And finally, will you practice, will you do, what God calls you to do?


  1. Good post. I'm a big-time worrier D:
    I'm even scared of things that aren't really real... Like zombies DX

    1. I know it is hard to overcome our fears, and I know you have a great relationship with God, you just need to lean on Him more and Trust in Him'll see a difference, over time

    2. at school (since i go to a christian school) I've had that verse as a weekly memory verse!!! X)
      this blog rlly helps me deal with my life!!! THANK YOU TIGGERKAT!!!

    3. I am so happy for you! I pray God blesses you abundantly!!!

  2. Wow! I know I'm getting really stressed and snappy... :/ I'm 13... You really inspire me Tiggerkat! I guess I know a lot of this (my dad is a peace maker between different tribes in Africa and different places, can't say more because of private info) but I can't say it. I'm not free with words really, it makes me embarrassed. :/ Weird, I know! Anyone, I love your blog and thoughts! Have a great day and keep up the good work! :)


    1. that is very interesting about Dad, are you native to Africa or like a European or American in Africa? (its ok if you can't answer that)

      I agree it is very difficult to share thoughts, especially private ones. That's why I like writing. And sometimes after I write my thoughts, I tear up the paper! But if feels better to let those feelings out, even if it is only on paper and only to myself!

      Thanks for all the nice thoughts, thanks for following!

  3. I'm half english (born in england, lived there for most of my life before moving to france about 2/3 years ago), quarter french and quarter danish. I speak enlgish and french but not danish. But we are moving to Africa for 2 years for dad's work, coming back to france now and again. Meep! Yeah, I like writing my thoughts to. Mainly on the computer in a "secrets" folder lol! I have to go now, bye!