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And with our circumstances

JOHN 16:33 NLT
I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me.
Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.
But take heart, because I have overcome the world.

The more calamitous events in our lives usually force us to turn to the Lord
   with all our hearts, and in so doing, we experience His grace and peace.
But the more ordinary adversities of life rob us of peace
   because we have a tendency to try to deal with these events ourselves.

We worry, fret and scheme over distressing circumstances and we envy or resent other people
   who appear to get a better deal in life or who mistreat us in some way.

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything.
Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.
His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the centre of your life.

And so … let us pray for and work to grow the fruit of peace in our life