Prince of Peace

Two weeks ago, one of my oldest, most faithful friend who just got engaged at 53 was diagnosed with breast cancer and got immediately scheduled for a mastectomy. And every fiber of me wants to shout that it’s unfair. I want to yell and fight and scream away that spear that rips through her insides. But my words have no power. And all that I have is Jesus, the true Prince of Peace.

Last Thursday, my dearest, sweetest young friend lost the baby that was growing in her womb, the child who was being woven in the secret places of her heart. And I sense the intensity of the pain in her wounded soul, and all my words seem to fall to the ground like a vase broken in a million pieces. And all that remains is Jesus, the mighty Prince of Peace.

Today, my sweet sweet friend lost her son to a drug overdose, this son for whom she has been fiercely fighting day in and day out with every breath she took for the last seventeen years. And I can hardly wrap my head around the pain in my gut. And all my words seem to fall through the cracks of my screaming soul. And all that is left is Jesus. He remains the Prince of Peace.

And I can’t catch my breath for the pain in my chest.

And Jesus, King of the Now, He hates it all more than I do.

And Jesus, King of the Now, He remains the Prince of Peace.

Oh death, where is your victory?

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann

one thousand#702 Being allowed to love my three friends through grief

#703 Having a husband who speaks truth to me

#704 The Lord protection when I fell today

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22 comments

  1. Wow!
    Jesus Christ, our Prince of Peace, the Victorious Lord, our Confidence and only Hope, the Living Word, the Mighty God… our Prince of Peace.
    Thank you for this, it touched me!
    Love,
    Klara

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  2. Oh friend…tears fill my eyes and heart aches with you. However I love that words, “All that remains is Jesus, the prince of peace.” Oh tbat we have an unshakeable, immoveable, constant, peace giving God…especially through tbese storms. Much love and many prayers from UNITE, Jen

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  3. Praying this morning that He would bring continued peace to you & into each of the situations that you have shared. May He keep your feet firmly planted – unshakeable at these times.
    Blessings,
    Joanne

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  4. Wow this is incredible. Jesus is all we have and everything we can ever need. I feel so sorry for your friends and their families and the struggles they are going through. But, holding on Christ is all that is necessary.

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  5. How heartbreaking each of these are. He truly is our Prince of Peace. I am a breast cancer survivor and have blogged about it. If it would be helpful to your friend,she could read about my journey. It is a page on my header titled – I Wear Pink.

    May God place His hand on each heart and family that you shared about today. May He show them in a real way that He cares for them. May He hold them gently and sweetly in the palm of His hand. Amen.

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  6. Dear Barbara
    I am so sorry to hear of all the heart-breaking trials your friends are going through! Will pray for you all.
    Blessings XX
    Mia

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  7. Praying through your post this morning. Hugs

    I am thankful that He gives us Himself — that He is our Peace in the midst of the storm. Thanks for this reminder today. (It’s also good to know that others are hurting… that we are not alone.)

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  8. I am so sorry that you fell and hope that you will be fine. I am also so very sorry for the pain that your friends are enduring. The verse that comes to my mind is this:

    “…weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” -Psalm 30:5

    But oh how long that night must feel to those broken hearts right now. 😦 You are all in my prayers, for peace, for comfort, and for total healing. {{{Hugs}}}

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  9. So sorry to hear these sad stories of the awful things that your dear ones are going through. Glad that you can hold onto your peace knowing that Jesus is by your side and their’s weeping with them. May you all continue to cling tightly to Him. Thanks for linking up at Essential Fridays. Blessings.

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