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Wendy van Eyck is married to Xylon, who talks non-stop about cycling, and makes her laugh. She writes for anyone who has ever held a loved one’s hand through illness, ever believed in God despite hard circumstances or ever left on a spontaneous 2-week holiday through a foreign land with just a backpack. You can follow Wendy’s story and subscribe to receive her free ebook, “Life, life and more life” at ilovedevotionals.com. She would also love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter.

When you need Jesus to be your peace

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Wendy van Eyck is married to Xylon, who talks non-stop about cycling, and makes her laugh. She writes for anyone who has ever held a loved one’s hand through illness, ever believed in God despite hard circumstances or ever left on a spontaneous 2-week holiday through a foreign land with just a backpack. You can follow Wendy’s story and subscribe to receive her free ebook, “Life, life and more life” at ilovedevotionals.com. She would also love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter.

He will be our peace. When the Assyrians invade us, set foot inside our strong palaces, We will raise up more than enough to conquer them—seven shepherds and eight rulers of men. Micah 5:5 (VOICE)

I don't think I realised as a child how hard life can be: how many problems, troubles and disasters can come a person’s way. 

Sometimes, like the last week as I watched my brother and sister-in-law come and go from NICU, the reality of the brokenness, so many of us live in everyday, hit me.

Hospitals are a hard place to run from the realities of life, a hard place to hide from death.

But in all this I've been reminded of a promise hidden in Micah 5:5, He will be our peace.

Jesus who the Angels about who the angels sang at his birth: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests."

Jesus will hold mecomfort me and quiet me with his love when the troubles of this life seem too heavy. (tweet this)

When a cancer diagnosis comes.

Jesus will be my peace.

When a child is born with a life of challenges.

Jesus will be my peace.

When a loved one breathes their last. 

Jesus will be my peace.

When I leave homes and move towns.

Jesus will be my peace.

When colleagues speak words that bruise me.

Jesus will be my peace.

When friends seem more distant than if they lived in another town. 

Jesus will be my peace.

When we hear of wars and terror.

Jesus will be my peace.

When fear of the future clutters my soul.

Jesus will be my peace. (tweet this)

Ponder: What areas of your life do you need Jesus to come and be your peace? 

Pray: Jesus, come and be my peace. 

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- This was orginally published on my site in October 2014. To read more devotionals like this go to ilovedevotionals.com

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