You spoke to storms. Would You speak to ours?
You calmed the hearts of the apostles. Would You calm the chaos within us?
You told them to fear not. Say the same to us.
We are weary from our worry, battered and belittled by the gales of life.
Oh Prince of Peace, bequeath to us a spirit of calm.
Quench anxiety. Stir courage.
Let us know less fret and more faith.
In Your name, Amen.
Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 AMPC
Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord .
Psalm 112:6-7 NIV
One thing you may soon realize about me is that I talk about daily devotionals…A LOT.
It’s because I truly value them and the difference they make in my life.
My day just doesn’t flow as smoothly when I don’t start with my quiet prayer time and a devotional that kick starts my personal Bible study and morning meditations.
There WAS a much longer post here, but it looks like it was erased somehow.. 😦
I’ll try to update it later.
Here’s the scripture reference for your personal meditation:
The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers. Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.
1 Peter 4:7-8 NLT
Today’s verse is one that brings much comfort. It can be easy to feel overlooked and unappreciated at times.
This can happen in the workplace, at home, and even at church–in those places where we try to help and give the most of ourselves– and that can hurt.