seven days of thanksgiving. day 2.

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 ❤






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