Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Psalm 139: 23

Days become difficult when we try and handle life on our own. We become anxious and forget how to welcome calm. We move along in our days and settle for less than what God wants for our lives. And, we allow fear to hold us back from experiencing how it feels to be joyful.  

Christ wants us to gratefully experience the gift of His presence in our lives. But, sometimes, we take too much time searching…We get caught up in negative thoughts of doubt. But, in moments to draw us closer to the power of strength, God helps us examine our hearts. He uses circumstances in our days to humble us. He reaches the heart of our need and shows us where to find PEACE that passes all understanding.  

The Bible says, “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4: 7 NIV

God speaks through His WORD, through others and through our circumstances. He speaks through the Holy Spirit and allows us to recognize the depth of His holiness. He calls us to listen and obey. He prepares us for quiet moments to be held by Jesus.  

If we seek God, the soul will stop searching for substitutes of calm. We will understand how to welcome PERFECT PEACE from the Savior. God will prepare us for His greatness, if we seek Him with all of our hearts and faithfully wait for everything to PERFECTLY fall into place.  

Dear God, Thank you for Your presence in our lives. Help us examine our hearts and rid ourselves of things which hold us back from experiencing JOY. We will surrender our fear and never be afraid to admit why we need You.  We will find strength to do Your will and faithfully TRUST You will take care of ALL of our needs.  Amen


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