For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be upon His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6 (BSB)
Today has felt like a world on fire sort of day – with just shattering breaking news and outrage and nothing making sense. Things feel upside down and inside out and. . . wrong. . .
Always – but especially in these moments – I am filled with gratitude that Jesus came, among many things, to be our Prince of Peace.
I am thankful that we can look to Scripture when we need reassurance and to feel the peace of the Lord.
There’s this beautiful promise:
The Lord gives His people strength; the Lord blesses His people with peace. – Psalm 29:11 (BSB)
And another precious promise:
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7 (BSB)
We are reminded throughout Scripture to rest in His peace:
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You, all whose thoughts are fixed on You. – Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
And, shortly before He was to be crucified, Jesus said this:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27 (NIV)
Between having been so sick in these past weeks and seeing the awful things happening in the world, I am grateful that we can lean in to the peace of the Lord and trust Him, no matter how tumultuous the circumstances around us.
He will be our peace (Micah 5:5).
Be well, everybody. Take care of yourselves and each other.
Grace and Blessings.
Our blessing this week ❤