Every morning I wake up to a pretty tune on my phone. It makes me smile, starts my day in a peaceful way, and I love it.

After doing exercises on my bed, I go to my favorite chair and have my devotions. Then, I get on the tread mill and enjoy my prayer time. If I don’t do these three things right away, then my day seems out of whack.

As a widow, I want someone to still my storms, and bring calmness to my life and soul. When petty things annoy me, such as a floor lamp that flickers sometimes while it’s on, I just want to will it to work right, because I don’t know how to fix its problem.

Since I can’t talk to my husband about my frustrations, it’s nice to be able to talk to the Lord, thank Him for the night of rest, and ask Him to guide me through the day.

Dear widowed friend, I hope that you have a peaceful plan to begin your mornings.

An unknown author once said, “Don’t look back in anger, don’t look forward in fear, but look around in anticipation.”

Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.”

It’s one thing for me to minister to someone else during their troubled times, but it’s harder for me to accept being ministered to when I need it.

I am thankful that the Lord thinks thoughts of peace about me, and calms me during my storms. I pray His peace flows through to those around me.