We’ve got your daily encouragement, written by Lindsey Strickler.
2 Peter 3:9
“The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.”
Personal stories can sometimes make these concepts we learn about in the Bible come alive even more. Today we’re going to mix things up and listen to a podcast episode we published yesterday. A lack of peace- or discontent, lack of confidence, feeling uncomfortable, anger, sadness, frustration, lost, or a myriad of other emotions we actually feel when we say, “I don’t have peace”- often comes because we are filling the void in our lives with things that aren’t God. Can you relate to that?
That’s Jared’s story. He started off in a place that for many would derail them for the rest of life. In his early teens he began selling drugs and was making six figures by the time he was 17. His life eventually caught up to him and he ended up in jail. It’s there that this self-proclaimed atheist encountered God through a Bible study started by a local inmate.
When he came out, he pursued a very different path. Not one that was without its own troubles, but this time, it was different. To hear his fully story, listen to the podcast episode linked in the Skillwork.
God, help me understand what I really mean when I say, “I don’t have peace.” Open my eyes to the things I am pursuing, believing, or choosing that aren’t you and are ultimately leading to the lack of peace in my life. But don’t just reveal them to me, help me do something about it. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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