Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
I need your peace, Lord. Everything in me seems bent toward chaos and anxiousness. If left unchecked, my thoughts plummet, my heart becomes restless, my spirit troubled.
There’s a plateau of peace high above these earthly goings – on where peace reigns. You invite me there. I’m still just as involved with this life, but there my heart is protected, my mind set on you, my spirit at peace. That’s where I long to dwell, Lord. Thank you that you guard my heart and keep it from crazy highs and lows that end up making me feel nauseous and out of control.
Life is crazy quite often, and circumstances unpredictable, but inwardly, my heart can be solidly grounded in you – my unchanging, all powerful, sovereign Lord. Your affections for me and opinions of me don’t change. You created me with love and purpose. You know every fault and weakness I have, but none of them surprise you or change your love for me.
I am broken and weak and powerless. But, there you meet me, Lord. Together with you, I am no longer any of these things. I am complete, equipped and full of hope.