“Do what?” I answered.
“I just can’t get everything done. I’m stretched to the max. Actually, at this point I’d like to take down the Christmas tree.”
“It’s December 20!” I said incredulously.
“I know, but I still have lots of baking and shopping to do; then there is a school concert and an open house on the calendar. I’ve decided I won’t have time for our Christmas letter. Maybe I’ll write it after the New Year. Joey’s gift is on backorder. I feel like I am letting everyone down.”
What expectations have caused you stress?
- Not seeing some of the family during the holidays?
- A limited budget for shopping?
- Unanswered prayers?
- A broken relationship that continues to be unreconciled?
- Job interviews that lead nowhere?
- Hoping that tomorrow will be different?
Yes, we have expectations and disappointments. We have stress and questions.
Jesus invites us to exchange those for His peace. Our situations may not change, but our outlook can. The Peace-Giver walks with us and His peace becomes ours. Can you pray today and ask for His peace? You can expect an answer because He has already given it.
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