For anyone who is in need of strong reassurance and peace during a tough stretch and challenging period of storms and trials, I hope the passage below accomplishes just that - and just in time to truly celebrate the Birth and PROMISES of our Savior Jesus Christ :)
LET ME INFUSE MY PEACE into your innermost being.
As you sit quietly in the Light of My Presence, you can sense Peace growing within you.
This is not something that you accomplish through self-discipline and willpower; it is opening yourself to receive My blessing.
In this age of independence, people find it hard to acknowledge their neediness.
However, I have taken you along a path that has highlighted your need for Me: placing you in situations where your strengths were irrelevant and your weaknesses were glaringly evident.
Through the aridity of those desert marches, I have drawn you closer and closer to Myself.
You have discovered flowers of Peace blossoming in the most desolate places.
You have learned to thank Me for hard times and difficult journeys, Trusting that through them I accomplish My best work.
You have realized that needing Me is the key to knowing Me intimately, which is the gift above all gifts.
- from "Jesus Calling" by Sarah Young
"The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail."
—ISAIAH 58: 11
"He tends his flock like a shepherd: He gathers the lambs in his arms and carries them close to his heart; he gently leads those that have young."
—ISAIAH 40: 11