Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.” John 14:27 NRSV

It is easy to get our eyes on the storms in our lives, when we should be focusing on the one who can calm the storm. Jesus offers peace; we just have to take it, when our circumstances stir us up and cause us unrest. Many times when life situations seem to be too much, I find it helpful to stop and recount the times Jesus has calmed a storm for me, when I went to Him in prayer and quietness. Then, I can let His peace and presence once again wash over me and calm my fears. Remembering and recounting is a wonderful spiritual tool if we just remind ourselves to use it.

© Peggy Park

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