Thursday, March 17, 2016

The Peace of God

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)

For years this has been the foundation of my personal mantra, though more often than not I just repeat "Be anxious in nothing. Be anxious in nothing." 

And although it was my father's favorite promise before it was mine, sometimes he needs me to remind him.

I prefer to take the bus into New York City when I visit my best friend. When I'm a passenger, I don't care about the traffic or the directions because someone else is driving. I just trust that I will get there, and I'm able to relax.

I'm applying that principle to my whole life. I am not the driver. Someone else is, and He's going to get me there. It might take longer than I thought, and we might go in directions I didn't anticipate, but we will get there. He will take me. 


  1. This anchor in your soul is what makes you such a beautiful woman. Your peaceful countenance comes through in your photos and your way with journaling your family's days. We may have stresses and regular everyday frets but its the peace that surpasses all understanding that literally gives life to our bones and that"light" to our faces.
    You are a beauty, Rachel.

    1. Thank you Laura. The peace Jesus brings me is the only thing keeping me sane. But luckily, His peace can do that.