“I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart.”
–John 14:27

“Serenity is the spiritual position of surrender and peace, marking our acceptance of reality. It represents our deep conviction of God’s sovereignty and His boundless love for us. When we are serene, our hearts are at peace in the knowledge of God’s presence in our lives.

When we do experience times of unease, however, we know we can always ask God to grant us peace. It is a gift that is given from Him who has all power. It is truly something that must be granted, something we could never achieve on our own. We can try to convince ourselves that we feel OK, but that sort of serenity is false and fleeting. In asking God for this gift instead of trying to create it ourselves, we acknowledge our surrender to His Lordship, and thus to His will for our lives.”