To Get Off the Merry-Go-Round

I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, ESV)

The merry-go-round is fun, but only for a little while. The whipping forces and the whistling wind over time births a dizzying nausea. Everything is off-kilter and the world refuses to stand still. Life on the merry-go-round is no life worth living.

The whipping force and whistling wind of worry and confusion whirl us around like life on the merry-go-round. Our hearts become the playground of every fear that haunts midnight moments. The dizzying nausea of uncontrollable chaos closes down direction and clouds our minds with insecurity. Life on the merry-go-round is no life worth living.

It’s time to get off the merry-go-round. So, I set my heart and mind upon Christ who loves me and has proven His faithfulness countless times. Since we can’t trust the circumstances and since we can’t trust ourselves, we must set our heart and soul upon Jesus. He has conquered all troubling terrors in this merry-go-round world. Taking hold of His hand, we find the stability and security of life we long to know.

So, planting my life in the grip of Jesus, I am resolved to get off the merry-go-round and live in His peace.

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