Redefining Our Definition Of Peace

I know all women have days where their expectations are not met. We don't finish our to do list. Our kids dirty the house quicker than we can clean it. Bills need paid at the end of the day. Illness puts our plans on hold. Work is demanding and your weekends are too short. 

Sometimes we handle this with grace and ease. Other times we crumble in defeat. Here's encouragement for the days we feel defeated and discouraged:

"Contrary to [what the media tells us], peace doesn't come in a package of bubble bath. It's not found in a tub or even behind a closed door. Peace comes when we fix our minds on God and on his stability in our chaotic days. No matter who is tromping a mess across our floors or standing impatiently at our doors, the unchangeable God is in charge of our days. Knowing that for a fact is peace." - Mom's Devotional Bible

"You will keep perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. He humbles those who dwell on high, he lays the lofty city low; he levels it to the ground and casts it down to the dust. Feet trample it down-the feet of the oppressed, the footsteps of the poor. The path of righteousness is level; O upright One, you make the way of the righteous smooth."
Isaiah 26:3-7