And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts. . . . And be thankful.
Colossians 3:15 NRSV
For a while it seems the only thing that rules in your heart is grief. Grief takes control and reigns over your every thought and feeling. Slowly and surely it is deposed by peace. It may happen that the emotions of grief still show up from time to time to seize your contentment and peace. When the peace of Christ rules in your heart, the battle with grief is forever won.
God, I am profoundly thankful that there is peace in my life again. Christ rules over grief in my heart. Amen.
Peace inspires my thankfulness.