Wish you had peace in your home? It’s not as impossible as you may imagine.
Do you ever wish you had peace in your home?
- Maybe you’re living in a home that’s filled with strife. Arguments, shouting, and insults fill the air.
- Or maybe you’re living in a home that’s filled with fear because your neighborhood or living situation just isn’t safe.
- Maybe your home is filled with discontent or sadness. Whenever you come home you’re reminded of what you don’t have or what’s been taken from you.
So many times in life, our homes or home life are far from ideal.
But ideal or not, you may not have a choice of moving or changing the situation.
It doesn’t mean all hope is lost, though. You can still find peace in your home.
If you’re looking for peace in your life, in general, the only way you’ll find it is through Jesus.
By taking the time to invite God into your home, you’ll be able to experience that He alone can give peace.
What does this look like?
I remember moving into my third apartment as a single woman – a Victorian century home. I loved the home’s character, but the ceilings were so high and the house was so old, that I was a little scared to be alone inside once it was dark out.
My first night there, I sat on my living room floor, surrounded by boxes that needed unpacked – and I prayed for the Lord to protect me in that home.
I also prayed that He would use that space to welcome and serve others, and that He might be glorified in that one-bedroom apartment.
You know what happened to my fear?
And the Lord answered my prayers during my two years there.
Ever since then, my family prays a similar prayer of protection, blessing and peace when we move into a new home.
And whenever we host a gathering, I pray for the Lord to use us – and our home – to bless others.
By praying as we enter and continue to use our home, we recognize that God is God.
We can give thanks for the many ways He has blessed us.
And we acknowledge that the only way we can possibly bless others is through His power – not our own.
Pray for peace
When your family’s facing a tumultuous time or your home just doesn’t feel like a place of rest, pray. Invite the Lord to take over. Plead for Him to intervene in relationships. Pray for His healing.
When you’re afraid to live in your home or neighborhood, pray. Pray for safety and God’s protection. Pray that He would thwart any evil plans.
When you wish you could live anywhere else but your home and you feel so trapped, pray. Pour out your sadness and disappointment to the Lord. Ask Him to help you.
Then keep praying.
You can do something homey to remind you – simply light a candle and remember to pray. (Whenever I light a candle in my home, I pray for everyone living there to be at peace with each other.)
It’s never too late to start praying. If you pray for peace and keep asking God to be a part of what’s happening in your home, something amazing will eventually happen … You’ll find peace.
“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” – Isaiah 26:3
To read more about prayer, check out Stormie Omartian’s book, The Power of Praying.
How do you create peace in your home?
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