The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace. Psalm 63:6-7

Jesus longs for us to receive His PEACE and discover where JOY is found. He wants us to live without fear and experience the love of His presence. He lifts us from doubt and knows when we need to find STRENGTH. He humbles our hearts to recognize WHY we need Him.      

There will be challenges in life, but we don’t have to handle them alone. Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-30

We NEED to find rest for our souls and surrender doubt. The world will continue to challenge our strength, but Jesus will help us overcome! He IS our PEACE. (Ephesians 2:14) HE will love us through sadness and teach us to cope with HOPE.  

God has given the GIFT of His Son. Christ will shine the light of love where darkness cannot hide. He will help us clearly see the reward of His faithfulness. PEACE is what we need at Christmas and EVERY day of our lives. Surely, if we open our hearts for the JOY of this season, God will help us find it.  

Dear God, thank you for opening our hearts for Your mighty LOVE. Forgive us when fear diminishes JOY. Thank you for Jesus and the HOPE which comes from surrender. We’re so grateful for the PEACE He provides. It helps us prepare for what’s to come and receive the miracle of Christmas. Thank you, Lord for this season of GOOD. You know what we need to find rest for our souls. Amen  


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