“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 16:33 ESV)
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.”(2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV)
Have you ever experienced God’s kind of peace? I have and it is wonderful.
I have two very dear friends going through losing a family member. It’s hard to lose people. My mom passed away in 2013. I was a momma’s girl. When my dad died on 2005, I was upset but not as much because we just weren’t that close. I wasn’t his favorite even though I was the only girl. But when mom passed, I was shocked for one, because she hadn’t been sick. The nursing home said she felt dizzy and they laid her down. By the time the nurse got there she was gone.
The part that really got me the most was cleaning out her room. I cried there and on the way home. But Jesus was with me. I was calm during the visitation and the funeral. I could feel Jesus right there with me. He held me in His arms and gave me the strength I needed to get me through.
No matter what you may be going through today, lean on Jesus. Let him help you. He is always beside you anyway.
There’s an old song called, “Leaning on the Everlasting Arms”. Here is part of it:
“What a fellowship, what a joy divine, Leaning on the everlasting arms; What a blessedness, what a peace is mine, Leaning on the everlasting arms. Leaning, leaning, Safe and secure from all alarms; Leaning, leaning, Leaning on the everlasting arms.”Leaning on the Everlasting Arms by Iris DeMent
Let’s lean on those everlasting arms and soak in God’s peace. God loves you. Remember that as you go through the days ahead.
Have a blessed day.
Writer and Prayer warrior with Answers2Prayer Ministries
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