Feeling burdened with too many things to do to and too little time? Feeling concerned about bills and finances? Feeling worried about the future?
When they day is filled with responsibilities and worries, it can be difficult to find peace. This is exactly the time when we need to stop and seek the peace of the Lord.
The Hebrew word for “peace” is “shalom”. According to Strong’s Concordance, “shalom” carries the meaning of completeness, soundness, and welfare. It is wholeness and well-being on every level. In Christ, we abide in the source of all peace. In Christ, we are complete, we are safe, we have a deep sense of well-being. Turning to prayer and to Scripture helps to remind us the of Peace of God, which is eternal and unchanging. Allow His light to shine on your life and bring peace and wholeness.
Take a moment to reflect on “peace”. In what areas are you feeling incomplete or lacking? What needs healing today? What areas are you holding back from God? Ask through prayer for the Lord to give you His Peace. Write down your insights in a journal or on a notebook. Find Scriptures in the Bible that bring you peace and come back to those verses throughout the day. Allow a sense of well-being and wholeness, through faith in God, to be woven throughout your life.
Scripture for Reflection
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. – John 14:27
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. – 1 Corinthians 33
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control…
– Galatians 5:22
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6
This article in part of a “40-Day Prayer Vigil” series. A complete list of posts can be found here.