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Inner Peace, How God Used YWAM To Help Me Find Inner Peace

How God Used YWAM To Help Me Find Inner Peace 

Inner peace – a widely sought after reality, yet one rarely attained. Before we can talk about how to find inner peace, we need to discuss one of its most common enemies: anxiety. Sometimes the causes of anxiety are medical, emotional, psychological, or a combination of all of these. Whatever the individual causes may be, anxiety across all ages and backgrounds has become normal. It is actually uncommon to meet someone who does not have anxiety on a regular basis.

Anxiety, depression, hustle, angst. It’s the norm now…so why isn’t “peace” a buzzword? Why aren’t we talking about the solution more? The thing God promises His children. PEACE. Not the kind the world has to offer. Something far, far better. 

Inner Peace, How God Used YWAM To Help Me Find Inner Peace

Peace does not mean quiet. Peace does not mean calm. Peace is possible in the darkest, hardest, messiest, most confusing moments or seasons. The Bible says peace is not circumstantial! That’s good news. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 says “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.”

 

I believe that there is an overflow of peace available for the everyday believer, a gift simply waiting to be opened and enjoyed. God does not delight in anxiety or His children, nor does He want us to accept it as an everyday reality. I think it grieves His heart. I understand and acknowledge that there are medical reasons why some individuals need medication for imbalances and therapy for real trauma that impacts deep parts of the psyche. 

 

I do not ignore nor do I disagree that these are real realities that need professional attention. But I am saying that I think that we have become obsessive with this term and accepted it as an impending, unchanging reality when the Lord says DO NOT be anxious. He says DO NOT worry. He commands us to do things that are impossible to us alone. So there must be a power that is greater than the anxiety that we have a choice to claim as our reality. Instead we have thrown our hands up in submission to a hint of anxiety, stress, or worry. 

 

Isaiah 9:6-7 “He shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. There shall be no end to the increase of His government and of peace…” 

Inner Peace, How God Used YWAM To Help Me Find Inner Peace

If you are having a hard time seeing the Father’s heart as good and trustworthy, come to a DTS at YWAM Asheville! Regardless of the many Youth With A Mission locations you could choose from, every Discipleship Training School curriculum has multiple lectures that address this topic in depth, and you will learn more than you ever thought possible about God, yourself, and your place in His world. YWAM values the truth about the Father’s heart of God, and we believe it has

the potential to change lives! YWAM schools will always serve to lead you closer to the reality of who God is. The only YWAM DTS requirements are a high school diploma, and a heart ready to say YES to God.

Start your DTS Journey Today with YWAM Asheville