Day Seven: Accepting God’s peace
For the sake of my brothers and friends,
I will say, “Peace be with you.”
Psalm 122: 6-7
We long for peace, but we don’t find much peace in the world. When we look at nations, political parties, neighbors even family members, peace is hard to find. Does God offer us something different?
The Lord is my peace. I shall not live in anxiety. He puts me under his wing of comfort and calms my spirit within me. He takes all my anxieties on Himself and helps me to focus on Him. Yes, though I walk through a time of grave uncertainties and fierce anxieties, I will not fret – for You are my peace. Your Word and Your presence calm me now. You hold my uncertainties in the palm of Your hand. You sooth my anxious mind – You smooth my wrinkled brow. Surely serenity and trust in You shall fill me all the days of my life. And I shall keep my mind stayed on You forever. Judy Booth
Linda Dillow, Calm My Anxious Heart
“Christian peace is not the absence of troubles. It is a peace that is unshakeable even in the midst of troubles.”
“If we set our hearts on anything but God, we can lose our peace. But if our greatest love is the unchanging God, then our peace can never be taken from us.” Tim Keller
Dear God, Please send to me the spirit of Your peace.
Then send, dear Lord, the spirit of peace from me to all the world. Amen.
Where do you find peace? How can we accept God’s peace?
Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.