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Serenity and Surrender

on March 26, 2014

Serenity. Peace. Silence. Prayer. Letting go. Pure joy and love. Relaxation. Family…What do you think of when you think about SERENITY?

Some tips to find serenity:

             . Take time for yourself.

             . Do something special.

             . Spend time with a close friend or family member.

             . Write in a gratitude and prayer journal, and spend some quiet time in prayer and reflection.

             . Exercise, go for a walk to clear your mind and boost your mood.

             . Rest and recharge.

             . Know that you are enough, just the way you are.

             . Surrender all worries over to God.

 

Seek to find God’s serenity. Let go of any turmoil and stress and worry and pain, and just trust. Love God and focus on His goodness, and peace will follow.

 

I loved this reflection from allaboutprayer.org about surrendering over our stresses to God and finding serenity:

Perseverance and successes aren’t born out of good times. They are born out of trials. 1 Peter 4:12 says “. . .don’t be surprised at the fiery trials you are going through, as if something strange were happening to you.” The Bible tells us that we will go through trials and going through them makes us stronger. In our times of weakness, we learn to rely on God’s strength and He takes great delight when we trust in Him. We all desire to be needed and wanted; God wants this from us as well. He wants for us to turn to Him and trust Him.

Be encouraged — Christ Jesus is faithful; we can rest on Him, trusting Him always for the outcome. We don’t always understand the “why” of things that happen and we don’t always need to. Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’” And in Hebrew 13:5, God says He will never leave us or forsake us. Never is long time. . .He is always there for us if we come to Him.

Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke fits perfectly, and the burden I carry is light” (Matthew 11:29-30).

In these Scriptures, we can see the relevance of the last phrase in the Serenity Prayer. If we surrender to Him, we can be supremely happy in Him, in this life and forever after.

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