July 31, 2011
What do you get when you add nervous excitement to the mounting pressure of looming deadlines? Nearly, a panic attack. I know this first hand, with evidence gleaned as recently as Friday.
Thankfully, relief is always only a prayer away. When I get myself worked into a snit, I have learned to hit the deck. Knees, meet kitchen rug. The resulting peace is nothing short of a miracle. Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you," (John 14:27). He wasn't kidding. Having lived the first 35 years of my life without this kind of peace, I look back in awe of my survival. Thank you, God, for giving us Jesus; and through him, your gift of peace.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thansgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6-7