In the hour of your darkest distress, God will give you His most splendid and gracious gifts of peace. We do not always know how God gives us peace when peace is not humanly possible. However, if we remain faithful to Christ we know in every circumstance…no matter how troubling, the Spirit of God strengthens us. Deep in my heart, I know there’s no promise that any of us will free from trouble in this life. Thankfully, Jesus is waiting all that time for us to relinquish our feeble and ineffective attempts at finding peace. As we give up our grasping attempts at control, He will stepped in to the space between our heart and the lies, and wedge His truth there.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
I’ve learned that peace and courage manifested in our own strength will NOT stand testing. Our peace is determined by our circumstances. It’s determined by our ability to control the situation. With our peace, there’s always that little voice saying, but what if? Jesus’ peace, however, silences that doubting voice. That voice knows the response it will get. I’ll be his peace, Jesus replies for us. When we allow Jesus to control our peace we are better armed to face the “what ifs” of life. Instead of focusing on what we don’t know, we focus on what we do know. Above all, we know Jesus’ peace will be with us. The storms may come, the waters will rise, but we can have peace. This is a promise from One who has never lied.
Please take this wisdom and apply to your life. We may not know the future, but cling to the One who does; the One who is prepared to face what may come, and be confident that Jesus will not abandon us, He still works miracles, and will make sure that we’re cared for when we trust in Him. That’s what we know. We all still will have worries and concerns that pop up; it would be false to imply otherwise. Yet, we can’t let them dominate us. When we feel them starting to crowd their way in, we need to stop and pray: Jesus, I need Your peace. Mine’s not working again.
Jesus is a safe harbor
I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him.
If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32.
He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips.
I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS!
I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE!
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