Dr. Charles Stanley
December 24, 2016
Your Prince of Peace
Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth
peace to those on whom his favor rests
Does your heart yearn for peace? The hectic nature of Christmas
sometimes inspires more weariness, conflict, loneliness, and feelings
of unworthiness than the joy promised by the angels at Christ's
birth. The tumult within your spirit and unfulfilled dreams may
leave you longing for rest. But be assured, your Savior desires to
give you genuine tranquility in the midst of all the pressures of the
season (John 14:27).
Friend, you will feel exhausted and overwhelmed when you
believe everything depends on you. But Christ calms your soul by
taking full responsibility for your needs as you obey Him. You'll
find peace when you trust Him, because you're assured that the
One who is best able to give you the victory in every situation will
never leave or forsake you.
So when you feel overwhelmed, stop and spend time with your
Prince or Peace. Then rejoice in the fact that He's got everything
under control (Psalm 103:19). Truly, He is always ready, willing,
and able to help you (Psalm 46:1)
Jesus, thank you for being my Prince of Peace and giving
me true rest. You are the joy of my soul forever, amen.