It was the first day of school. Johnny’s teacher was eager to apply some of her child psychology training, and so she stood and requested of her students, “Everyone who thinks they are hopeless, stand up.”
After a few seconds, Johnny stood up.
“Little Johnny, do you think you’re hopeless?”
“No, Ma’am, but I don’t want you to be alone.”
Children often push us to the limits of our grace reservoir. But we are wise to keep grace in abundant supply, because we have received an abundance of grace from God.
It is by grace God can look at us and see the righteousness of His Son instead of our sins. This grace brings peace. Because we are justified or declared righteous from our sins, we have peace with God. Then we can experience the peace of God when we serve and obey Him and follow His will.
Is peace missing in your life? Do you feel overwhelmed by the pressures of dealing with people on a daily basis? Consider first whether your soul is at peace with God. If you are clothed in the righteousness of Christ yet still lack peace, pray about the matter (Philippians 4:6). God will show you how to demonstrate His grace and live in peace.

A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is enter into it. — D.L. Moody

Devotional by Pastor Jim Scudder, Jr.