Chaplain’s Column: God’s Peace to Overcome Daily Stress
Key Scripture: Romans 8:1-6
According to a report this year, more than 63 percent of Americans are battling stress, and a significant number describe their stress as “great.” A report I read suggested that some of us have become addicted to stress. Many of us have become so conditioned to stress we don’t know what to do with ourselves. The study suggested that we must stay busy as a way of distracting ourselves from how unsatisfied we inwardly feel with life.
That’s not how God wants us to live. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you” (John 14:27). Paul talked about “the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). Romans 8:6 says, “To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.”
Peace with God is obtainable through faith in Jesus, and He wants to give you peace like a river (Isaiah 66:12). If you have not already, don’t wait any longer to give your life to Jesus. Do so today. Claim His peace and let Him bestow the inward satisfaction you seek. He isn’t the author of confusion, but of peace.
It is my prayer that each of you have a wonderful Happy New Year. May your lives become increasingly God centered and each of us will have a closer walk with Jesus. I think it would be good if each of us made an increased effort to share with others about our brave ancestors of the Confederacy and try hard to get others interested in joining the Dragoons.
Please remember all those on our prayer list.
1. John Durden
2. David Brantley's parents - Dave and Mary Brantley.
3. Jeromy Roberts's wife Mrs. Donna Roberts
4. Stuart Waldo's mother Mrs. Myrtice Wheeler and father Whitson Waldo
6. Bill Myrick's sister Elizabeth Tillery
7. Steve Wallace's wife Martha Ann
Yours In ChristTom Snowden, Chaplain