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 hears our humbled 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’s already taken our pain.  

The world will continue to disappoint, but God will lift us where we feel the love of His presence. He will help diminish doubt. We were not created to carry what we cannot hold. 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 PEACE. It's what we need EVERY day of our lives. Only YOU know how to perfectly provide everything we need. Thank you, Lord. Thank you for taking care of us and those we love. Amen

~Praying today for the many who are longing to feel the comfort of peace and strength. God, help us remember to TRUST in the goodness of Your love. Thank you for cradling us in care and helping us remember we are valued and loved. Amen


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