Be calm . . .

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:7

Have you ever paid attention to how your body reacts to stress? Your palms sweat, your heart pounds, you can’t think straight, and your throat tightens. Your body also reacts to calm thoughts. When you focus your mind on Me by praying or whispering words of thanks, your

pulse slows, your breathing calms, and you feel relaxed. It’s more than just meditation; it is My Holy Spirit filling you with peace.

Now What? Pray: “I long for that feeling of peace today, Jesus. I am easily overwhelmed and confused by the constant pressure of life, but you are my safe place, Lord, and I come to you now, like a ship that escapes a terrible storm and finds shelter in a safe harbor. Calm my frantic mind, still my restless heart, and focus my thoughts on the immediate task at hand.”

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by Lisa Cheater

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An award-winning professional writer, Lisa is founder and CEO of The Penstock Group, Inc., a communications firm that specializes in film and print. With more than 20 years experience in business to business writing and visual media, Lisa’s published work includes trade reports, industry articles, and short stories.

About Be the Light Editor

Martin Wiles is a minister, author, freelance editor, and English teacher who lives in Greenwood, SC. He is the founder of Love Lines from God and is the author of Grits & Grace and God and Grits, Gumbo and Going to Church. He serves as Managing Editor for Christian Devotions ( and Assistant Editor for Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. He and his wife are parents of two and grandparents of three.

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