1 Peter 1:1-2


1 Peter 1:1-2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance.


There are days, Lord, when things come up that I can feel myself becoming overwhelmed, and then anxiety and worry start working their way into my heart and mind.  When they do, lead me to the truth of this passage: Grace and peace be yours  (not just in an adequate measure, but) in abundance.  What a relief!  You always give me more than I need in every situation!  After all, look at your grace: You didn’t just pardon me from all sins, you also have prepared for me a perfect life in heaven.  You have given me more than I deserve.  You always do.  The same is true when I feel overwhelmed.  When I do, rather than triggering my anxiety and worry, lead me to remember your grace and your promises which are mine in abundant measure.  What peace!  Amen.