“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government will be upon his shoulder, and his name will be called “Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
One of the things that I love to do in December is reflect upon not just the baby in the manger, but who Christ is and what He promised me.
I was having trouble falling asleep, again. My heart was heavy and I had some big decisions to make, which all contributed to an overactive brain and restless sleep. But then I suddenly remembered: Christ is the Prince of Peace. How was that going to work out in my life tonight when my heart and brain were anything but peaceful?
Christ promised peace that surpasses understanding today, so as I wrestled, I decided instead to sing that old hymn “” by Frances Havergal.
Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest
Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.
I had to stop wrestling and instead focus on God’s perfect peace.
Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace,
Over all victorious, in its bright increase;
Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way.
As I sang it to myself, I realized that the Prince of Peace wasn’t just someone that would some day rule. He wanted to rule in my heart today. He wants me to experience that perfect peace even when the road seems rough.
As I sang the last verse, I had a smile on my face.
Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love;
We may trust Him fully all for us to do;
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true.
Dear Jesus, Thank you that you are indeed the Prince of Peace and you want that peace to rule in my heart today! Help me to focus on You and allow you to fill my heart and mind with your perfect peace. Thank you that when I do that I will indeed find you to be wholly true! Amen
What is robbing you of your peace today? What do you need to do today to trust the Prince of Peace wholly in your life? Share your thoughts by posting a comment!