John 14:27 (AMP)
27 Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
So when these situations arise, most of us probably need to first repent (laughing but very serious) because we have probably responded badly to the interference of our plans. The next thing we must do is calmly evaluate the situation and how it affects what we are trying to accomplish. Then without worry, we can come to God with strategic requests already believing and thanking Him because we know that He will deliver us and work things out for our good. We should also calmly talk things out with our spouse and pray for them and with them. We all react to situations differently and can’t assume that they will feel the same way. Communication is key.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Prayer will give us peace in the midst of chaos. Jesus left us with the Holy Spirit to comfort us and give us peace for every situation. We must activate our faith through prayer and soaking in the word of God so that this peace will be able to guard our hearts and minds.
Romans 14:16-18 (NKJV)
16 Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; 17 for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things[a] is acceptable to God and approved by men.
The world is full of chaos and troubling circumstances. Being a citizen in the kingdom of God gives us access to not only peace, but righteousness and joy. When we respond in this way not only does God accept our behavior, but man (even our spouse) will approve it. This creates an atmosphere of peace. The enemy knows how to push our buttons. He is always trying to find ways to catch us of guard and make us sin in our anger and frustration. We all make mistakes and have expectations for things to happen in a certain way. Sometimes we don’t understand why and even want to give up. God wants us to keep pressing forward. He knows what’s best and will use every situation to work out for our good. We learn from our process and are able to give others wisdom to help them grow.
Romans 8:28 (NKJV)
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
Father, we thank You for Your peace. We thank You that You are concerned with everything that concerns us and also know what is best for us. Forgive us for not being flexible and responding in our frustration instead of seeking You first. Help us be led by the Holy Spirit and seek You first in all things. We know that You are our deliverer and You will never leave us to fail. Show us how to learn from every process and use it to bless others. Let us not be consumed with the chaos of this world but encouraged by the righteousness, peace and joy that comes with being part of Your kingdom. We do not have to be anxious for anything because your peace guards our hearts and minds. We bless You and give You gory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!