“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” – John 14:27
Have you ever had a time in your life when you were so busy you could hardly think straight, and there was no end in sight? Maybe it was during your college years when fitting in a job, homework, and a very important social life felt like a juggling act. Or perhaps you have children and the list of chores and responsibilities seems never ending. Sometimes our jobs can be so demanding that they eat up most our free time, and then even in our free time we find ourselves stewing over it. Then there are family weddings, birthdays, and graduations that can pile up all at the same time. At times like these, you wake up in the morning knowing there is a long to-do list waiting for you, and it won’t get any shorter with you lying in bed!
I remember one busy season when I was feeling stressed. I would remind myself there was enough time to accomplish that day what the Lord wanted done, and that comforted me some, but the pressure was still there. Then one day as I was reading the Bible, I came across today’s focus verse, which tells about the peace of God. I cannot tell you what it did for me! I immediately felt some of that peace touch my life, and I was finally able to see beyond the busyness of my little rabbit trail.
Whatever our day holds, God is always the same. His peace is there, available to us whenever we need it. When our schedule seems to be loaded heavier than we think we can manage, we need to call on Jesus for His peace. It reaches our soul like cool water on a hot day. Even though our circumstances are the same, the change in perspective is enough to allow us to enjoy our busy day rather than just make it through.
Take a break today and enjoy the peace of God. Let His joy fill your heart and put a smile on your face!