The state of being serene.
Without stress? Oh no. Not at all.
You see; the world manufactures stress on a 24/7 basis. It never stops churning up waves, tides, winds, storms, battles, wars, rumors, illness, viruses, and disease.
Life lives and dies with bacterial growth. Good and bad reside within us...each striving to keep the other at bay...each vying for control.
Life flows to each inch of our veins by the beat, beat, beat of a heart muscle. As tough as the heart is, the tiniest infection can interrupt its rhythm. To determine its health, doctors give a "stress" test. The better we do under the greatest of stress, the more commendable result is diagnosed.
Can we handle the truth? Yes, we can. And we can rest in the serenity of God's watch care and grace in the face of famine, turmoil, lions, fire, earthquakes and even death. We can sleep in the midst of a storm. We can face giants and know our aim is sure, our future is already secured in Christ.
"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth Thee." ~Isaiah 26:3
"In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety." ~Psalm 4:8