Saturday, January 22, 2011
Do I have to tell you that when I lay down with my sick boy a few minutes later, I was praying for strength, patience, and peace? I often ask the Father to grant me physical energy to get through the next day, and to somehow multiply my rest. And He always sustains me! Even when I have to work a 12 hour shift the next night, and I don’t get a minute’s nap the day before.
Sometimes other factors drain my energy, such as the tribulations of daily living that the apostle John spoke of in John 16:33 (my devotional reading for today). “These things I have spoken unto you, that IN ME you might have Peace. In the world you will have Tribulation, but be of good cheer, for I have Overcome the world.” I love the Words of Jesus Christ. They truly are alive and powerful today! I often pray for perfect Peace, the kind that is inexplicable. The kind that comes in the midst of vomiting and flat tires, burnt dinner and pre-cancerous skin patches. Jesus gives us His Perfect peace. No other kind of Peace is even worth pursuing. Remember, He is the Prince of Peace! We are Overcomers when we bring Jesus into our hearts and Lives. All we have to do is Believe in HIM, and Trust HIM as our LORD and Savior! My prayer today is that the Lord Jesus Christ will give me His Peace, and fill me with His all-sustaining rest!