Peace or Panic?


by Katherine Kehler

He who watches over you will not slumber…Psalm 121:3

Peace and panic cannot occupy the same place. If we are filled with fear, we aren’t peaceful.

I am not usually a fearful person. My husband has traveled a lot the past years and when I go to bed, I thank God that His angels are surrounding our property and protecting us. I thank Him that He is above us and that He is our foundation. I am covered with His protection. I trust Him and go to sleep.

However, one night I woke up after being asleep for only an hour. I thought I heard someone trying to open one of our doors in the house. (We don’t have an alarm system but we have two big dogs.) Our property is on a highway and we have had some interesting people come to our door and have been robbed several times. Needless to say, my heartbeat quickened and I began to perspire, especially when I remembered that I had not checked the windows to see if they were locked.

Then the Lord brought the verse to my mind:
He who watches over you will not slumber.

I settled down and thanked God that He was still watching over us and He didn’t need any help. Then I fell asleep.

How are you doing today?

Do you have any major fears?

Are you peaceful or fearful?

Have you affirmed in your heart that He can take care of all your needs and protect you?

Ask God to give you the grace to believe Him and receive His peace. He is all-powerful.

I read a great quote recently:
Good morning! This is God. I won’t be needing your help today.”

You might want to stick it on your bathroom mirror or your fridge.

Father, thank You that You never slumber, that You are always watching over us. Jesus You are the Prince of Peace. Come, we invite You to invade our hearts with Your peace today. Amen.

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