The attack was unexpected. Suddenly I was filled with a myriad of anxieties and fears that robbed me of my peace. The end of the year was upon me, and the uncertainties of the new year loomed ahead.
As I was becoming immobilized with these negative emotions, I remembered to cry out for help. “Lord Jesus, please deliver me from all my fears. I cast all my anxiety on you. Give me grace to trust You with the future.” The calm that followed was sweet, another gift from the Savior whose birth we celebrate today.
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be upon his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah 9:6
I know peace. His name is JESUS.