Serenity Now

December 5, 2018

And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. She wrapped Him in cloths and placed Him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. Luke 2:7

In the push and pull of the Christmas season, I long for quiet and calm. To sit at the Savior’s feet and experience the hush of a stable bathed in starlight.

I long for tasks to stop ticking through my head like a CNN banner.

For quality over quantity.

For pause.

I long for serenity.

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3

What child is this?

Peace that passes understanding.

Joy to the world.

Life everlasting.

The unforced rhythm of grace requires surrender.

Trading my ways for His.





The Lord is my comfort and strength.

He never leaves or forsakes.

Turns ashes to beauty.

Redeems and restores what was lost.

Faithful is He.

In His love and mercy, God gives serenity.

He helps me accept the things I cannot change.

Provides courage to change the things I can.

Wisdom to know the difference.

By His Word and Presence, He helps me live one day at a time.

Accept hardship as a pathway to peace.

As I follow Him, He teaches me His ways.

Let go and trust.

Take this sinful world as it is, not as I would make it.

I am not God.

As I pray and read His Word, I learn to trust and believe He will make all things right.

Jesus is the Way to real hope and everlasting life.

His love creates beauty out of hurts and hardships.

His gift is the promise of eternal life.

The Christmas season may bring things you feel you cannot bear - but nothing will ever come at you that He cannot bear. Share on X

He is Christ the King.

There’s nothing His blood doesn’t cover.

Nothing His love cannot heal.

Come, let us adore Him.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

    1. OH How Beautiful are theses words Amen! Thank you Liz for these heartfelt warm and encouraging words of Gods Love,Its Amazing Love. Keep shinning bright my sister.Blessings to you and your beautiful Family.

      1. Hey sister friend! Glory to God – He is worthy. It blesses me that it blesses you…so humbled He uses a self focused sinner like me to deliver His messages. I can do nothing apart from Him. Thank you for being a faithful encourager – the Lord has used your words during times when I question the purpose. Love and hugs ❤️

    1. Liz, thank you, my friend, for this post to remind me who is in charge while I continue to wait. I pray for serenity, and I thank you for these emails that always seem to resonate with what I am currently facing. Thank you for your love, faith and devotion to our Lord. Most importantly, thank you for the gift of your friendship.

      1. Hi Judy – your words bless me ❤️ Glory to God who is faithful – I can do nothing apart from Him. Love and hugs to you my friend. What you are walking through isn’t easy but even in difficulty you bring Him honor with your love and service. So proud to call you my friend – the Lord sees you and your pain – He is working on your behalf. Love you sister!

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