𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙣𝙚𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙨𝙚𝙚𝙠 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙡𝙞𝙠𝙚 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙧𝙚𝙩𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙖𝙣𝙩. 𝘿𝙞𝙫𝙞𝙣𝙚 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙂𝙤𝙙 𝙞𝙨 𝙖 𝙛𝙞𝙧𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙞𝙨 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙩𝙖𝙜𝙞𝙤𝙪𝙨. 𝙄𝙩 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙤 𝙡𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙚𝙚. 𝙒𝙝𝙞𝙡𝙚 𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙧𝙤𝙫𝙖𝙡 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙢𝙚𝙣 𝙞𝙨 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 𝙩𝙝𝙚 “𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙖𝙣” 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙣𝙨𝙥𝙞𝙧𝙚𝙨 𝙛𝙚𝙖𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙙𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙥𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙂𝙤𝙙𝙨 𝙜𝙡𝙤𝙧𝙮.
When a person struggles with self-acceptance and needs validation from others, it is like having a demon redirect their focus inward instead of upward towards heaven. This means that they can work much harder for little results. Anxiety comes from a troubled heart. This is a huge problem. It is actually counter-intuitive. It is like working 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. Yes, you may be getting some work done, but it may not be your best work. The reason is because you are exhausted. In the same way, when we cannot find rest for our souls, we tirelessly and restlessly put our hands over everything until everything we touch turns to mush. Other countries have already figured this out. It is why some cultures practice what is called "siesta." It is basically where everyone leaves what they are doing and takes a nap after lunch. When everyone comes back to work, they are refueled, energized and re-focused. Have you ever felt like you were just watching the clock? That is exactly what it is like when you are struggling to encounter the Peace of God. Your not really present.
I pray everyone reading this encounters the God who says "Peace, Be Still!" The storm and chaos you have experienced in your soul is no match for God. All you have to do is receive it. When God has accepted you, no one can steal it from you.