Do the cares of life sometimes get you down? For me, I’d say, yes, they do. Varying situations and stress can come at us in a moments notice.
It’s so easy to get discouraged. Life hits us hard and trials last too long. We tend to become worn out, even when trying to stand firm in our faith. And sometimes, in the midst of it all, we feel like peace is gone and all that’s left is chaos and confusion.
But we can have peace even when we face discouragement. Jesus said, “…in me you will have peace” (John 16:33). God came to live with you and with me. And because He came, we can have peace. Peace isn’t the absence of discouragement. Peace is the presence of God. Since His presence is with us, we can have peace. There need be no shortage of it when our focus is on the One who brings true and lasting peace and hope.
Dear Jesus, please give us Your peace today. You hold the key to our lasting peace. Help us to find rest in You today. Amen.