AUGUST 23rd…JUST CALM DOWN!! Every time we allow ourselves to get upset over something life has thrown our way it drains us emotionally, tires us out, steals our joy, robs us of our peace, and does nothing to help the situation. Jesus tells us when unexpected things happen to us to simply calm down. (John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.) When we accept the peace God gives us, we can be calm through any circumstance. Jesus also tells us to cheer up, things are often not as bad as the devil wants us to think they are. (John 16:33 I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.) Calm down and then cheer up. When you realize you CAN’T change everything, you calm down. When you realize the God you serve CAN, you cheer up. Don’t let worry rob you of the peace God has provided for you today. Pastor Don [image: image.png]