Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Peace

If you’ve read any of the last couple of my kiddo devotions you know where my mind has been lately. 

Peace. 

I have written about relying on God, and the peace it affords us several weeks in a row.  Maybe I am hoping that by writing it, and teaching it to E, I will absorb some of it. 

Here lately though my life seems to be all about a lack of peace. 

Bumps in the night. 
Thunderstorms. 
Finances. 
Marriage. 
World events. 
Gas prices.

Stealers of my peace.  Thieves of the peace promised to me by my Lord and Savior.  A peace that I have forfeited too willingly to thoughts that keep me awake at night.  To circumstances that I can do nothing about. 

Perhaps you’re like me right now.  You need peace.  There are circumstances and situations that are swirling all around you.  Trials that you seem ill-equipped to face, temptations you feel certain you’ll fall too, relationships that are savaged and broken.  The last thing on your mind is still water.  You are in the midst of the waves and storm. 

You need peace.

Our Lord, our dear sweet Savior, gives us peace.  He LEADS us to still water, we need only follow.  

In John 17 Jesus tells us “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

He does not give as the world gives!  He gives freely.  Abundantly.  Fully.  Completely.  Absolutely.  Peace beyond all understanding. 

That is my prayer for you tonight, that you may know the peace that has been freely given to you.

Amber1