Overcoming Worries

Day 5 of 7 • This day’s reading

Devotional

Where does peace come from?

Here’s what Jocelyne wrote to me in an answer to one the emails of A Miracle Every Day. “I was in the middle of a storm and was completely panicked about family problems. I prayed to God and clung to Him with all my might but just couldn’t find peace. I couldn’t understand what was happening to me. Then, one morning, reading ‘A Miracle Every Day,’ the message penetrated my heart: I was not alone. God saw me. He knew everything that was happening to me; He was there. I understood that I had to lean on Him, let Him act, and place my burden at His feet. And then, the peace that I knew before came rushing back to me all at once. It just clicked, and I knew that everything was going to work out.”

The Bible says, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:6-7, NLT)

Up to this point, what has your worry, your anxiety, produced? What have its results been, in addition to stealing your peace?

  • Has worry taken your trust, building walls between you and your loved ones?
  • Has it influenced your decisions, to the point of putting you into a situation you regret?
  • Has it had an impact on your health?
  • Has it ever yielded any positive results?

I have good news for you: God is your peace! (see Ephesians 2:14)

Peace isn’t just something God gives...He IS peace. He IS the God of peace. Jesus told us, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)

Today, believe and hold on to it: God’s peace comes from the God of peace. He Himself is the Prince of Peace. 

Like Jocelyne, receive His peace today!

Thanks for existing!
Eric Célérier