Peace Like a Sleeping Baby

Author: Emily Acker — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: July 30, 2022

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Peace Like a Sleeping Baby

If you have ever watched a baby sleep in the arms of an adult, you might have an idea what peace looks like. If that baby starts to squirm, if they start to get uncomfortable, the one holding them adjusts their position—or the baby’s— and the baby settles down again. Even when that child is screaming and fussing, the loving adult consoles the child until they can find deeper rEsther God longs to hold us in this way. Isaiah 26:3 talks about God keeping us “in perfect peace.” We can have peace with God because Jesus came to die and be raised to life for us. Once we’ve put our trust in Jesus, we are held by someone who is bigger and stronger than we are. We are held by someone who cares about us and will make sure that we can have peace. We are held by someone who knows what we need. When life gets crazy, sometimes we cannot imagine what it feels like to be at peace. We have so much going on and are so anxious that we cannot even consider relaxing, cannot even fathom believing that everything is going to work out. God holds us in those times. We can be at peace like a baby in the arms of someone who cares about them. We have a God who is holding us, and He is bigger and stronger than anything we will have to face. We can trust that God will take care of things, and we can relax. • Emily Acker • Can you imagine God holding you like a caring adult holds a sleeping baby? What do you like or dislike about this mental picture? • Do you ever feel like you need to do something to earn God’s love or His peace? • We all have times when we find it difficult to relax or feel at peace. When you feel this way, who is a trusted Christian in your life who could listen to you, pray with you, and encourage you? • If you’d like to dig deeper, read Psalm 131:1-3 and Romans 4:23”€œ5:2. Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV)


Read Verses:

Psalm 46:7-Psalm 46:11; Isaiah 46:4; John 14:27; 2Thess:3:16