“Peace! Be still!” With these words, Jesus claimed his authority and calmed the stormy waters. Following Jesus’ example, I, too, claim authority. In a stressful moment, I center my awareness in the divine presence that lives in me and expresses through me. This divine presence is perfect life, love, and wisdom. It is peace that nothing and no one can disturb.
No matter what may be happening around me, at the center of my being there is always peace. It is an aspect of my divine inheritance, as near as my next thought. I release all fear and tension and embrace the peace of God. As I do, divine peace radiates from the center of my being. It clarifies my thoughts, calms my emotions, and relaxes my body. In every situation, I am a presence of peace.
Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—in peace because they trust in you.—Isaiah 26:3