Ever had one of THOSE mornings? I woke up a little late, had a time of Greek conversation with my professor at 8:00 am (who does Greek that early in the morning), found out I have another Zoom meeting at 10:30 this morning, and spent far too much time looking for my car keys which, of course, were exactly on the counter where I left them last night. So, I don't know about you, but a few words of calming are needed right now.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4:6-7)
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matt. 11:28-30)
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thess. 3:16)
When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul. (Ps. 94:19)
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior ... Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you. (Isaiah 43:1-4)
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)