July 31, 2020 - LISTEN HERE
“...My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
"Do not fret or have anxiety about anything, but in every situation let your petitions [specific requests] be made known to God through prayers and requests, with thanksgiving. And then God’s peace, which goes far beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
With all the turmoil going on across America and around the world, it certainly is easy to be troubled and afraid, to fret and have anxiety. We need to rest in God, knowing He’ll take care of it in *His* time…another thing that is often difficult for us to do: be patient.
We can overcome worry with acceptance by saying, “It is what it is.” This is not easy to do, as we watch the devastating destruction of our country. We can remind each of us that God is in control…
Dear Lord, thank you that even now, in the midst of chaos, turmoil, insecurity, and violence, we can find solace in You. Lord, we petition You to restore our country, our cities, and our neighborhoods to safety and with full prosperity. Heal the wounds that divide us. May Your Divine Hand be seen by all as You create miracles in our midst. Thy will be done. In Jesus Name, Amen.