Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4: 7 NLT
God longs to fill us with HOPE and STRENGTH. As we discover His love is forever; He transform us. He helps us surrender fear and discover what happens when we give Him the burdens of our hearts. He reminds us who’s working for the good and guides us where PEACE is found. He hears our humble prayers for mercy.
PEACE is something we need! The world will try and tell us it’s only found where there are no struggles. But we know that’s not true. The Bible says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 NIV
At some time in our lives, we will feel overwhelmed by the challenges we face and become weary in need of rest. We will feel impatient as we wait to welcome calm and need to be reminded who IS handling EVERY single thing. But faith will help us remember Jesus knows our struggles. He has already taken the pain of our own.
The world will continue to disappoint, but God will lift us where we feel the love of His presence. He will help diminish our doubt. We were not created to carry the weight of the world. We must make the decision to WORRY NO MORE and allow God to bless us with PEACE that surpasses all understanding. “I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid… John 14: 27 NLT
Christ will help us overcome! His PEACE will guard our hearts. He will cradle us in care and hold us close in times of uncertainty. He will help us remain faithful and find courage to gratefully TRUST. The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever. Isaiah 32: 17 NIV
Dear God, thank you for moments to be lifted by Jesus. We will TRUST in the power of Your love as we’re cradled in care. As we welcome Your presence of STRENGTH, help us remain faithful and put our HOPE in You. We will remember where to find needed PEACE. It's what we need EVERY single day of our lives. Only YOU know how to perfectly provide it. Thank you, Lord. Thank you for taking good care of us! Amen
~ My nephew is having back surgery on Monday and I know he would appreciate your prayers. Thank you for caring, dear friends. I would love to cover him with prayers for peace, calm, strength and reassurance that God will handle every single thing. Thank you! ♥ God bless you!