Off-balance. Out of kilter. Or, as one definition described it, “….in a state of confusion or chaos.” So much in our world seems to be off-balance. Everything from politics and popular opinion to sports, entertainment and current events. It affects our world, our communities, our churches, our homes, and our own hearts. If we are not careful, this constant state of “off-balance” threatens to steal our joy and destroy peace.
Peace has been a recurring theme for me over the last few days – even weeks. It has been in my thoughts, in my Bible time and continues to “pop up” in several devotionals I have read lately. As much as we would like to think of Christmas as a time for “peace on earth..good will towards men,” real peace can be totally elusive during this season. However, the truth is my heart should be filled with peace – even in this Christmas season. Especially at this Christmas season.
Jesus is the source of peace. Not only peace for our frenzied, hurried – off-balance – world but for my stressed, overwhelmed, grief-sensitive, anxious-prone heart. He offers peace of both heart and mind. Take time each day to soak in His peace.
Time is up for my FMF thoughts on balance (or lack thereof)…but I wanted to include just a few verses related to peace. I pray if your heart is troubled, burdened or hurting that these verses will help focus your heart on the babe of Christmas. Jesus, who came to give us peace.