Monday, January 24, 2011

Be At Peace

Today, the feast of St. Francis de Sales, I share a prayer of his entitled, "Be at Peace:"

Do not look forward in fear to the changes in life;
rather, look to them with full hope that as they arise,
God, Whose very own you are,
will lead you safely through all things;
and when you cannot stand it,God will carry you in His arms.

Do not fear what may happen tomorrow;
the same understanding Father who cares for
you today will take care of you then and every day.
He will either shield you from suffering
or will give you unfailing strength to bear it.
Be at peace, and put aside all anxious thoughts and imaginations.

Happy Feast Day. St. Francis de Sales, pray for us.


  1. It is interesting that I have been studying this subject for the last week or so. Joyce Meyer calls those feelings of fear of the future, "evil forebodings," which is mentioned in the Bible.
    I have a great fear of the future and very little hope and faith. These are areas I am praying about. I know God will help me and change my doubting heart.

  2. Belle,
    I am sorry that you are going through these trials. I will keep you in my prayers.

    May you find some comfort in Luke 12:22-34.