Prayer Journey — True Peace

“Do not be troubled,” he tells me. “Do not be afraid,” he reassures me. He offers me peace, His peace. Yet I am still troubled, still fearful, still lacking peace. The world surrounds me with facades of peace. I hide behind that facade of peace, yet fear and trouble still lurk nearby. You give me your peace dear Lord. You extend your hand of comfort unlike any I know. It is a true peace. Help me to hang on to your peace, your hope, your eternal promises. You are faithful and full of truth. Help me to fully grasp the peace you give. Thank you for the love and grace you give me each day.

© 2020, CGThelen

Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. – John 14:27 (NASB)

6 thoughts on “Prayer Journey — True Peace

  1. I’m struggling with this very thing now, and have been for several years. How to give my life to God while still working hard to achieve all that I know He desires for me. Thank you for sharing these words and the reminder of God’s peace.

    1. Thanks for sharing. I have struggled with this as well — to humbly serve God and to discern his will for my life. I think of 1 Kings 19:1-14 where God speaks to a discouraged
      Elijah in a “gentle blowing,” a whisper after the storms. I look for God to show his power and he shows up with a quiet, gentle voice. Sometimes I just need to set aside my agenda to stop and listen for God in the small whisper, in the small things in the moment. Prayers to you as you seek God. Blessings.

  2. The theme of a facade of peace or a superficial peace has confronted me as we walk through illness. God is teaching me to shed my sense of always being responsible to take care of problems. I think that this learning will take a long time, but for me is a key to a deeper peace. God is the one who is equipped to be responsible, and I believe He is attentive to our needs, even if it sometimes seems He does not provide the solutions as quickly as is comfortable for me. Thanks for your post…a good reminder.

    1. It is so difficult to trust God through challenging times, especially when journeying with a loved one through illness. It is my nature to want to find a way to resolve it, especially when I see those close to me suffer. I do my best to provide care and try to rest in God’s peace. My prayers are with you. Thanks for sharing your heart. Blessings.

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