On our best days and our worst, we always need peace.
The world’s peace is a cheap imitation, an illusion built on the lie of “more.”
Be more, have more, do more, hustle, grind and slay more then you’ll have peace and life will be perfect.
I tried this path to peace which only left me exhausted and discouraged.
Peace that is lasting comes when we bypass the social noise and enter into the presence of Peace, God Himself.
Daniel knew this peace both in the palace or the lion’s den. Even when his circumstances changed his peace didn’t. (Daniel 6).
How is this? I believe Daniel’s commitment to ongoing communication with God via prayer kept his cup overflowing with peace at all times and in every season.
Those daily prayers empowered and equipped him with peace on his best days and his worst.
Daniel didn’t exhaust all other options before resorting to prayer. It wasn’t his last ditch effort but a first response to crisis. His prayers called in reinforcements via angels who shut the mouth of the lions.
God is the same yesterday, today and forever. The peace God gave Daniel can be ours when we simply commit to cultivating a beautiful relationship with Him through prayer.
Peace that soothes, calms, restores and revives comes from Christ who so eloquently promised “Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid.” John 14:27 (Good News Translation)
Sandra Hubbard, MM, LC
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