And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7 ESV 

God provides peace when we trust in Him. He guides us through the frailties of life and knows how to handle our days. When hearts are broken and tragedies of the world consume us, Jesus knows how to bandage our brokenness. He helps us remember to TRUST in the power of God and tenderly places PEACE where evil won't prevail.

Jesus knows our suffering. He sees each tear that falls. He recognizes sadness of the world and feels the depth of ALL despair. He leads us to the cross and invites us to remain. And, as we feel the anguish of His pain, we recognize He knows our own. We become saddened by the plans of evil men and appreciate the strength of the Savior. We humbly welcome mercy, grace and the power of His everlasting love. 

Some will dwell in wonder and neglect to welcome calm. They will feel the tugging of the Savior and choose to not respond. But, Jesus will try to reach us! He will extend His arms of strength and God will make His presence known in our lives. He will demonstrate the power of holiness. And, when we have learned to trust, He will lift us by His arms of strength and show us where to find HOPE. He will help us remember how it feels to be cradled in LOVE. 

Hatred will try and rob us of the desire to love one another. But, God will help us examine our hearts. He will allow us to surrender our fear and remind us what needs to be done to heal our land. (Read 2 Chronicles 7:14) Sores or the souls will fester in worry. But, God will allow PEACE to prevail…

We must HUMBLE ourselves and PRAY! PRAY for one another, PRAY for our country. PRAY to NEVER forget, God IS working in our lives! We will find calm, if we seek Him and receive the offering of His precious peace. We will find it in the presence of His everlasting love, if we will humbly BELIEVE and CHOOSE to gratefully embrace a heart of HOPE. 

Dear God, Thank you for Your mighty strength. Oh, how we need to be lifted to a place of calm! We will seek You with all of our hearts, acknowledge Your holiness and humbly seek mercy and grace. Thank you for Jesus and the power of His love. Forgive us when we forget the depth of His suffering. We will welcome Your perfect peace and gratefully embrace the blessing of a grateful heart. Please, please help us remember YOU are with us in our suffering. You are a good, good Father. We will put our trust in YOU and never forget who’s in charge of ALL things. Amen


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