I am having a hard time deciding on what to post for today’s Advent. My husband has been in the hospital since Monday, and my mind just can’t seem to focus. I jump from idea to idea but never get anything going. It’s just 10 short days until Christmas and I am praying for a Christmas miracle, as I am sure many thousands, no – millions of others are.
Some are praying for financial help, some for a medical miracle, others for their soul mate. So many are praying to find work, keep their homes, fix their cars, the list goes on and on and on…
I am praying for peace. Peace over my finances. Peace over my husbands health. Peace over my children. Peace over my employment. Peace over my home. Peace over my car. Peace over my spirit. Peace over my soul.
I feel that if I pray for peace, all the other things that I could, and should be praying for will work themselves out God’s way. I’m giving him the reins over it all. I truly feel it’s the only way I will make it though the day without losing what little control I have left.
So, my Advent for today is that you find peace. His peace. The peace that surpasses all understanding. The peace that will calm any storm. The peace that will give you rest and help you to breathe.
Matthew 5:9 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Matthew 11:28-30 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 20:19 On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
Philippians 4:6-7 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.