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860th -- Peace In The Storm


No matter the trials or tribulations that come our way, if we keep our eyes
focused on the Lord, our life can be at peace in Him. It is the Lord who
sustains us and meets our every need, but many times when we take our eyes
off of Him and focus more on the trial before us, we begin to lose our 
peace and we allow worry and fear to enter in. Worrying over life's 
challenges doesn't help bring a resolution to them, but when we focus more
on the many positives in our life, we can begin to see that the temporary
trial isn't as bad as it seemed in the beginning. It is important that we
have the correct foresight and remember that in life it's normal to have 
ups and downs, good days and bad days, laughs and sometimes tears. That 
is all part of living and being alive, but we should never allow the 
temporary bad to overwhelm us and keep us in a negative state of mind. 

A Scripture I think of and call upon often is found in Isaiah 26:3 “Thou 
wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he 
trusteth in Thee.” When our eyes are stayed on the Lord, we are making a
conscious decision that the physical trials that we see will not control 
us, but will be controlled by the invisible God in whom we believe and 
trust. Remember we will be in perfect peace not because we are focused on
the problem, but rather because we are focused on the Great I Am. Encourage
yourself in this promise and if you need to, refocus your eyes and keep 
them stayed on the Lord because only in Him is there Perfect Peace for 
your spirit, soul and mind. (Hebrews 11:3) (Exodus 3:13-14) (Psalm 46:1-5)

I hope this message inspires and challenges your heart to focus more on 
the Lord when trials come your way. Do not let that problem hinder your 
peace, but let the Lord's peace fill your heart.


A few days ago, my wife and I were visiting Niagara Falls. While walking 
around the park, I happened to stop and take a close look at the water 
rushing under the bridge. About one hundred yards to my right, millions of
gallons per minute were rushing over the falls and crashing into the 
boulders beneath. As far as I could see to my left, whitecaps of water 
were cascading under the bridge at about 50 miles per hour toward the 
falls. Anyone or anything caught in that water would be thrown over the 
falls before they had an opportunity to escape. I was captivated by the 
force flowing under my feet. But then something caught my eye!

Right under my feet I saw a mixture of a huge boulder holding and tree 
limb and right in front of the boulder were two ducks in a pool of water 
surrounded by all that chaos. Seemingly oblivious to the danger all about
them, those ducks just went about their business of swimming back and forth
while feeding from the water. 

Obviously, the ducks flew in and would fly out, but their presence 
reminded me of the Scriptures. The event is told of the disciples in a 
boat in a storm while Jesus was asleep in the boat. When the disciples 
felt threatened by the storm, they began crying out to Jesus for help, 
being afraid of the present danger. 

When the storms of life invade our peaceful world and corrupt our 
lifestyle, if Jesus is in the boat with us, He makes it easier to swim in
the calm of His peace than to fret about the dangers that surround us. 
With Him there with us, He will either give us peace in the storm or calm
the storm altogether. Either way we can stay at peace in Him.

By Lawrence Brotherton

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Psalm 139:17-18 “How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how 
great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they are more in number 
than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.”

Psalm 8:3-5 “When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon
and the stars, which Thou hast ordained; What is man, that Thou art mindful
of him? and the son of man, that Thou visitest him? For Thou hast made him
a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honour.”

Romans 8:35-37 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall 
tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or
peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day
long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things
we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us.”

Jeremiah 31:3 “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have
loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I
drawn thee.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today’s Selected Poem: I WILL PAINT YOU A RAINBOW
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem7.htm

Today’s Selected Testimony: GOD HAS BEEN FAITHFUL
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony157.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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