I read a story about a lady who had become a constant worrier. Over time this condition increased until she felt keyed up all the time. Her worries about future conditions made it difficult for her to concentrate at work, and when she got home she couldn’t relax, even in that safe environment. Many in this world suffer similar feelings of anxiety about the future. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” He recognized a key to dealing with the stress of the unknown: Don’t worry about things you can’t control. “Faith in Jesus Christ and following His teachings give us a firm hope, and this hope becomes a solid anchor to our souls. We can become steadfast and immovable. We can have lasting inner peace; we can enter into the rest of the Lord” (Per G. Malm). I want to focus upon things that will sustain lasting peace, which is a heavenly gift. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). Only He has the power to heal and strengthen my soul. He is Jesus Christ.