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He Who Calmed the Sea

“We all long for an inner calm—especially when we’re in the valleys of life. We all want, pray for, and pursue peace. At the point of desperation, some people pursue peace by numbing their pain with alcohol, drugs, sex, food, success… The list is endless. Remember the old country song that says we are looking for love in all the wrong places and in too many faces? The same can be said about peace.

Some people tend to believe that peace is simply the absence of problems, valleys, and trials. Not so! Peace is a calm confidence that the Lord of the mountains is still on the throne—no matter how deep the valley may be. Peace recognizes Jesus walking on the water as He calms the crashing waves and stills the howling winds in your life. Trials become opportunities to trust God when peace reigns in a heart. That kind of peace can be found only in God.”

Excerpted from Trusting God by Sharon Jaynes, Gwen Smith, and Mary Southerland

Daily Reflection: The holidays can be a wonderful, yet stressful time. How can you work towards a peaceful heart today?

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