“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).
“I don’t know how you can be so calm!” Shirley remarked as she started to open the door. Beside her walked a coworker by the name of Arlene who responded by saying, “Well, on the inside there are times when I am nervous and apprehensive about the surgery. But very honestly, Shirley, the Lord really is helping me. It must be the many folks who are faithfully praying for me. I know that I am in the Lord’s hands, and He really is giving me a wonderful peace.” Together the ladies walked to their office suite. Shirley exclaimed, “Well, I know that if it was me and I was facing the kind of surgery that you are going to be facing in the next couple of weeks, I would be pulling my hair out and screaming at everybody!” The ladies smiled as they walked to their individual desks. Arlene sat down, booted up her computer and whispered to the Lord, “Poor Shirley! I wouldn’t be surprised, Lord, if Shirley would pull her hair out and scream at everybody. Bless her heart. Please help Shirley. And thank You, Lord, for the wonderful peace that You have given to me. Only You could do this,” and with that Arlene faced the rest of her day thanking the Lord for His help.
For today: How will the Lord’s peace be experienced in your life today?