I help teach the youth and kids at The Lighthouse, and we have been giving the kids a challenge each week. As we learn more about who You are, God, we are encouraging them to be like You too. The more into this study we get, the more I realize I need these challenges too.
This week’s challenge was to bring the peace with you. And my devotion this morning, guess what the topic is? You got it. Peace. John 16:33 says: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
The devotion said: “Today’s Truth: Jesus Came to Bring Peace to Your Storm.” I know so many of those around me are struggling, today especially. But I also know that You, my beautiful Savior can bring peace to their storm.
Only You can bring light to the darkest depths. Only You can bring truth to the most confused unhealthy lies. Only You can bring healing to the worst kind of hurt. Only You can bring joy to the unimaginable sorrow. Only You can calm the greatest fears. Only You can move the mountains. Only You can tell dead bones to rise. Only You can calm the seas. Only You can give the blind their sight. Only You can turn water into wine. Only You can speak to their hearts. And only You can save a wretched soul like mine. Only You can fill the Jesus sized hole in our lives.
So, this is my prayer today. I pray for the storms raging in those around me. I pray for comfort. I pray for peace. I pray for truth. I pray for mercy. I pray for grace. I pray for healing. I pray for light. I pray for joy. I pray for kindness. I pray for strength. I pray for justice. I pray for compassion. I pray for understanding. I pray for ears that hear you. I pray for eyes that see you. I pray for hearts that feel your presence. Lord, your arms are reaching for my dear, sweet friends. I pray they know that. I pray they come to you, just as they are, in all of their lost, brokenness. I pray I point them to you, because you are peace. And as always I pray for my family and sorority sisters. I pray for my university. I pray for guidance for our government, church, and school leaders. I pray for protection for our troops. I pray for all of those that need you now and for those that haven’t met you yet. In Jesus’ name, Amen.