Peace like a River: Isaiah 48:18

18 I wish you would pay attention to my commands.
    If you did, peace would flow over you like a river.   

Isaiah 48:18a New International Reader’s Version (NIRV)

The phrase peace like a river has been on my thoughts lately. The quiet, comforting peace that sitting beside a flowing river can bring. A quiet focus being still and listening for God’s whisper. God provides this peace like a river when we do His will. We need to trust and obey God, Our Father. Then our hearts and minds can receive a peace that transcends all understanding through His son, Jesus Christ (Phil. 4:7).

God can help when you are anxious and depressed. Jesus can center us with a peace that transcends understanding. Where is peace like a river missing in your life?

Prayer: Our Heavenly Father, we thank you for the joy and peace that You bring in our lives. Help us to rest and be still and follow Your will. Like the colorful Crocus, are harbingers of Spring let us be followers of Your Word and let Your peace flow over us like a river. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen

Crocus blossoms