Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, wil guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Sometimes a failure can overwhelm us. We become very willing, in our disappointment, to see the failure as the largest truth in our lives. The failure proves we are really not who we hoped we were. But Paul reminds us of God's love and peace. This peace is the beginning of our journey to find perspective. Gods love for us and His promise to us can shrink all of our worldly struggles to their proper proportions.
Holy Lord, your peace and love remind me of what is important. I am so thankful. Amen