Sunday, November 24, 2019

Peace Be Still

With Thanksgiving coming up this week and Christmas right on its heels, to-do lists can be long, calendars can be full and budgets can be stretched. I'm typing these words as much for myself as for you."Peace, be still!" In Mark 4:39 Jesus spoke these words to the stormy wind and waves and immediately "there was a great calm, a perfect peacefulness".

At the beginning of the approaching busy holiday season, I am choosing to speak these words over my own mind and heart, my own thoughts and emotions, "Peace, be still!"

We don't have to let a storm of anxiety or frustration or grumpiness rage on uncontrollably within. We have the authority, like Jesus, to speak to the storm and tell it to cease. And so, I am saying and I will continue to say to any wind and waves in my own soul, "Peace, be still!"

We can make the choice ahead of time to let God's peace rule our mind and heart. We don't have to let the storm within have its way. We are the boss over our emotions, over the way we think, react and respond to circumstances. 

Let's live with these three simple words in our minds, in our hearts, in our mouths, in the coming weeks. "Peace, be still!" And may God's perfect peace rule in each one of us.


  1. So good to be reminded we can speak these words over our own emotions. May His peace rule in each one of us this season. May you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  2. I'm so looking forward to having our whole family together on Thanksgiving! Blessings on your Thanksgiving as well, Joanne!


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