Have you ever noticed that when you just can't seem to really connect with God that...everything in your life is off. You can switch that up as well. When everything in your life is off...you just can't seem to connect with God! So who's fault is that, ours or Gods? Well...I'm going to step out on the limb and say...it's ours. We spend so much time trying to get our lives together...without asking for His help...that we just sort of become disconnected with God. At least I believe that is what I do.
I always think that I can handle everything on my own. Deep down I know I can't but I really just don't want to give up control. Why?? Probably fear. Fear of the unknown. Maybe God will not handle my life the way I think He should. Maybe He'll do something I'm not comfortable with. Well, let me tell you right now. Whatever God would decide to do with me has got to be better than my choices have been. I'm only comfortable with the choices I make right at the moment I make them. Later when I have to pay the consequences for my choices...it's usually not a real comfortable place to be.
How can we expect to have peace when we ourselves cause nothing but turmoil in our own lives. For example...Think about the thoughts you have. Good thoughts, bad thoughts, thoughts that really don't make any difference at all. But these thoughts just keep your mind in a jumbled up mess! Then what happens? It's different for everyone. You might start letting temptations get the best of you. You think about them long enough and you will eventually give in to them. You can fight them for days...weeks...or even months. But the inevitable will happen if you don't get back on track. You will give in to temptations unless you just turn your jumbled up mess of thoughts over to the Lord and let Him help you.
You have to let God control your thoughts. Let His peace...comfort...strength...love...take control. Don't let the devil win the fight for your mind.
Just some thoughts I've been having today.