Sunday, October 01, 2017

“Peace in Troubled Times”

The following is from my devotional:
"... April 18 “Peace in Troubled Times”
In the midst of troubles, you can have peace—God's peace. Find rest within God's promises. It's all you need.

When troubles come—and they will!--it's often difficult to even find the words and strength to pray. We lose our peace when the chaos continues and causes us to endure more than our faith wished to. We want quick resolutions, on-demand deliverance, and most of the time, that just doesn't happen. God makes us wait. But it's in the waiting times that we can know God better than ever before. If we draw near to Him, if we trust Him even when things don't appear to be moving in the direction we'd like them to, He will give you His peace. The peace that surpasses all our understanding brings about an inner strength and calm amid the raging storms of life. And that's all you need. If He is with you, you can rest.

Psalm 25:16-18
Psalm 31:7
Psalm 33:17-22
Psalm 34:1-8
Psalm 147:2-3, 5-6, 13-14
Proverbs 3:5-6
John 14:27

 (you can look them up here: )

Heavenly Father, I long for your peace. Help me to rest in You and wait upon Your Divine hand. 
You are my strength and my song; You are all I need...."


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