I know, I know, it’s being a while, I updated this thread, but I never forgot. I’m sorry about that ladies. Hope you forgive me.To the business of the day.
I saw one flashcard a few days ago about cultivating the virtue of calmness and it set in motion lots of thought. I wondered if I was truly calm or it was a trait, I needed to work on and then I thought about Jesus and how He slept like a child, while the storm raged at sea, leaving his disciples worried and anxious.
The only reason, He could do that was because, He knew He was the word, which created the storm. In fact, He was the STORM and thus could remain calm, knowing whatever storm was raging would calm at His command.
We have that same Jesus as our LORD and Intercessor, no storm can run us off our feet, so here’s a simple prayer for serenity in the face of the storm that I found:
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.