‘I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest” Psalm 55:6 NKJV
THE PSALMIST wrote, ‘Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest’. Have you ever felt that way? Sorry, there’s no escape! Wherever you go – there you are! Peace is an inside job. Oceanographers tell us that even the worst ocean storms rarely extend more than twenty-five feet below the surface. Gales can rip the ocean, causing tidal waves one hundred feet high, but just twenty-five feet below the surface the water is as calm as a pond. The point is: The only place you’ll ever find peace in the midst of life’s storms, is through an in-depth experience with God. Part of God’s purpose in allowing the storms of life blow, is to drive us deeper, deeper into dependence and relationship with Him.
Someone said, ‘God takes life’s broken pieces and gives us unbroken peace’. When you focus on the God who never meets a problem He can’t solve, instead of focusing on the problem you can’t solve, you’ll experience His in-depth peace. And you’ll carry that peace with you wherever you go. Others will notice it and seek your advice when they too face trouble. You see when you know that the God within you reigns above you, you won’t succumb to what’s around you.
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Truth is practicing peace in times like these can be very challenging trust me. This devotional came timely to me, at a point where I was already tired of my current situation, every step I made didn’t look like it, made me doubt my decision making skills 😥. Earlier during the week, I got a word “Practice Peace”, but everything around me didn’t look like it, I was going outta cash and I hadn’t accomplished half of what I came to do, then this write-up came and I knew it was a confirmation of what I’d received earlier.
Truth is there are things we can’t presently change, but then focusing on God helps us through it. I’ve been in situations like this in the past but when I remember how God saw me through I’m confident He’ll do it again.
Are you in worry or doubt about a certain situation, we all get in that kinda fix sometimes, focus on God and I pray His peace that passeth all human knowledge will be with us. Amen