Peace and Quiet

Philippians 4: 6-7Dont fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of Gods wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. Its wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life (MSG).

We met in the subdivision at 6 a.m., both of us scurrying along, doing our obligatory thirty minutes. “Nice day,”I called out. “I feel sorry for folks who sleep through this lovely peace and quiet.”

She replied, “That’s the reason I walk so early. It’s for the peace and quiet.”

We left one another quickly. Our very nearness robbed us of the peace we craved.

We sense its availability and we yearn to own it. We search for it and blame others, thinking that they must have stolen it from us. Even in the most perfect circumstances, it lies just out of our reach.

Finally, we yield ourselves to the living God and ask Jesus into our life. Then and only then, we begin to experience that peace that passes all understanding.

Prayer: Dear Jesus, we choose to accept your priceless gift, the peace that passes all understanding. In Your precious name. Amen.

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