Incredible beauty, twinkling lights, decorations, tantalizing fall scents and tasty desserts fill the Christmas season. Thoughts of Christmas often bring a longing to your heart to spend with family, reminisce about good times and purchase a gift or two. You may find yourself at peace with all these items coming together or maybe you feel unnecessary tension and stress that causes anxiety. You have a Wonderful Counselor wanting you to feel the former, not the latter.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
– Isaiah 9:6 ESV
Divine peace, originating only from God, is the type of peace and calmness He wants you to have during all circumstances, especially Christmas. This world is filled with disruptive items the enemy uses to create chaos and cause interruptions. The most straightforward answer to consistently having peace is Jesus.
Scripture steadily identifies God’s peace and desire for His children to have peace. He is the Wonderful Counselor and Prince of Peace, and the enemy hates it. The enemy cannot destroy or dilute the peace the Lord Almighty possesses. All the enemy can do is create chaos in your life and hope that his attempts to distract you from your focus on the Lord will rob you of His peaceful promises. Worshipping in God’s presence and remembering how He has walked with you through troubled times can refresh you and help you to refocus on the Lord’s majesty.
The Wonderful Counselor and Mighty God is the Prince of Peace and desires to give you peace and assurance.
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you …” (John 14:27). “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He will sustain you …” (Psalm 55:22). “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness …” (Matthew 6:33).
Turn your thoughts to the Lord this holiday season. Let the beautiful scenes and wonderful smells remind you of the Lord. He is Emmanuel, and He loves you.
Today’s One Thing
Use your time today to offer thankfulness to the Lord and cast any of your cares upon Him. He can take these items from you and give you peace.