“Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again; rejoice! Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. 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.”
Father, the worries of each day are ever around us. Conflict, both within and without, threatens the peace we so desperately want and seek ….
However, we know, Father, that true peace does not come from the things of this world. Though there are things that try to rob us of our peace – the peace of Christ that is within us cannot be taken from us ….
Father, we come to You with open hearts, seeking Your guidance and being content with all that You have blessed us. Guard our hearts, O Lord, so that we will be faithful to You, and let the peace of Your presence surround us this day and each and every day. In the name of Jesus. Amen.