Lord, You have established peace for us; all that we have accomplished You have done for us. – (Isaiah 26:12, NIV)
Lord, You have succeeded in doing everything we tried to do, so give us peace. – (Isaiah 26:12, ERV)
Eternal One, You are preparing peace for us; in fact, everything we have accomplished has come from You. – (Isaiah 26:12, VOICE)
Peace has already been established on our behalf; it is a matter of choosing to receive what the Lord freely offers and allowing it to take root rather than continue in the chaos that corrupts contentment and steals joy. No matter what is going on around us, peace is available within us. Emanuel means God with us, and His presence provides perfect peace, regardless of our circumstances. Each time that I find peace in places where chaos surrounds me, I am acutely aware of God’s goodness and grace, as He meets me in my need and provides His peace despite my circumstances. The Lord is willing to grant us peace in all things. May we ever seek our Savior and His perfect peace, recognizing the remarkable resilience He provides as we turn in trust to Him.
All that we have done,
The good that’s in us;
Is because of You,
Our Savior, Jesus.
You establish peace,
Where chaos seems reign;
And bring us comfort,
To places of pain.
O Lord, You are light,
In each darkened space;
The depth of Your love,
Gives hope through Your grace.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You establish peace for us, and provide the strength and the grace to do any good that we have done. Thank You that You are with us, be it in chaos or calm. Forgive us for seeking peace and comfort anywhere other than in You. Teach us to trust You more, as You provide Your perfect peace in all things and at all times, no matter what surrounds us. Show us how to love those around us in a way that extends Your peace to those in chaos, and brings hope to those in despair. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we give You praise for Your perfect peace that You establish for us, and gratitude for all that You have done in and through us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You. – Isaiah 26:3