Psalm 29:11   May the LORD give strength to his people! May the LORD bless his people with peace! (ESV)

I don’t know about you, but this last year has been the longest I’ve ever lived through. I’ve used up most of my energy trying to figure out ways to keep our church folks connected and to provide help wherever it’s needed. This time last year, we were all heading into a tunnel of turmoil which we never expected. As we begin to see light at the end of it, we’re probably all emotionally exhausted and spiritually drained.

This is when I find comfort in verses from the Book of Psalms. It seems to me that those writers of holy songs experienced a lot of turbulence and trouble in their lives, too. It made them rely on God instead of themselves; it made them seek strength and peace from the Only One who could provide it for them. The great news about what they experienced is this: we can do the same. 😊

Whatever circumstances you find yourself in this week, whatever’s happening to you or your family, whatever is going on in your lives, please know this: God has more than enough strength to carry you through this; God will graciously help you find the peace that you need.

Q: What am I currently going through? How can God’s strength and peace help me endure and overcome it?

Prayer: Loving Lord, You know everything about us, so You perfectly understand what we need at this moment in our lives. If we are weak become our strength; if we are agitated, be our peace. In Christ’s Name, we pray. Amen.

Today’s image is one of John’s Celtic drawings called “Peace Prayer.” If you would like to view a larger version, please click here.