I want to proclaim His peace.
That phrase has been repeating itself in my heart all week.
I want to proclaim His peace over myself, over my friends and my family, and over my sweet blog readers.
I want to dwell in it, and I want to rest in it — saying no to the fears, doubts, and worries that so often clamor for my attention.
It’s hard sometimes, though, isn’t it?
Resting in His peace doesn’t always come naturally for me. Sometimes, it seems easier to fret or worry, questioning things, wondering about the future, and playing the “what-if” game.
But I want roots that run deep in trust…
I want to learn how to praise Him first, opening my hands and my heart to free the worries from where they’ve settled, allowing Him to replace the empty space with His perfect peace.
I want what Philippians tells me I can have — that in the midst of my praying and my praising, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle me down.
I don’t know what might be weighing on your heart tonight, what fears or unknowns you might be facing. But I do know that His peace is readily available for both of us, that His wholeness will come and settle our hearts and our minds, as we pray and praise and trust.
So, tonight, I’m proclaiming His peace — for me, and for you.
I’m settling in to rest in it, with thanks.
And I hope you will, too.