DAY 17 OF 365: WALKING THROUGH THE WORD DEVOTIONAL

Peace of mind is very powerful. But, what do you do when this peace of mind seems very far and almost impossible, like you’ve never felt it before?

Title: PEACE THAT COMES FROM PUTTING MY HEART/TRUST ON GOD

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee

Isa. 26:3

Have you ever had a day when it seemed like you’ve lost your peace of mind? I mean, including that moment where you just have this foreboding feeling, like something bad is happening or about to happen. In such a time, it is quite difficult to say you’re at peace. When there is a crisis and everywhere you turn is in an uproar, clashes here and there, it can be naturally impossible to say you’re at peace sincerely.

We all know the good that peace of mind can do to you. It can bring out the best in you. It can sustain health and bring you favor. It can beautify you, like literally for all to see. Peace of mind is very powerful. But, what do you do when this peace of mind seems very far and almost impossible, like you’ve never felt it before?

How can a mind find peace when you’re due for eviction and you’ve got nothing and nowhere else to go? How do you find peace when you just finished praying for something to cease and it seems the moment you got up from your knees you actually added more fuel to it? How do you find peace when that family member or friend just continues to break your heart?
Where else do you go when the feeling of imminent failure and death attacks you and you’re overwhelmed completely? How do you find peace in your darkest hour? This is a practical question I want you to consider for a moment. Don’t be in haste to answer, just consider for a moment. Do you have a sure instrument for stirring peace? Where can you truly find complete peace of mind forever?

David says in Ps. 61 how that there comes times when his heart is overwhelmed by situations and circumstances. So, know that it doesn’t just happen to you only, others go through and has gone through too. But, David goes on to say that at that hour, he is led to a Rock. Hallelujah! He calls it the Rock that is “higher than I”. A Rock that is higher than me and my challenges. Isn’t it comforting to know there is “a place” that is higher than the sea of troubles? And it actually accessible.

The best way to win through an opposition is using something bigger, better, stronger and higher than them. You can’t go to war with horses and chariot against a nation with heavy war machines and missiles, and expect to win. You’ll die before you get to the line of engagement. Why, they have something higher than you, their instruments of war. You’ve got sticks and clubs, they’ve got machines and bombs, so relate.

The Bible tells us that the name of the Lord is a strong tower, a place of refuge, where the righteous, His own people, can run to and find safety. God further informs us that when we call upon Him, we shall be saved. He goes on to say those who seek Him with all their heart will find Him. Where do we go to find peace? The name is Jesus. Where do we go when all hell is broken loose against us? Jesus is that strong tower.

The scriptures go further to say when our hearts are stayed on Him, when we run to Him and put our dependence on Him, He will keep our hearts. He will overwhelm us with peace. This peace is not the absence of the storm but a steady calmness within you while in the midst of the storm. This “supernatural” force has in itself the ability to spread out to the external situation and extinguish it.

Paul calls this the peace that is beyond understanding. It is a peace that nobody just gets. You’re going through high water and you’re calm. It seems you’re losing everything yet you’re not going berserk about it. They find it hard to believe you are convinced that God will come through for you. They find it hard to believe or understand why you’re so confident about that.

Being troubled is not going to take you anywhere. I once heard a servant of God say, “Worry is like a rocking chair. It keeps you busy but gets you no where”. And that’s the whole truth. If you can trust, even your mistake will turn around for good. If you can say God, I am yours, therefore I’m not going to end like this or right here. If you can let Him take control. If you can get and rest in His faithful promises concerning your testimony, His peace will flood your heart by the Spirit of God within you.

In this peace, you’re organized for a breaking through. In this peace, Satan is not going to have your goods. In this peace, you’ll not be in a haste nor insecure about the future. You know why? Because, you’ll know Who’s got your back. You’ll know that you’re covered and hence not alone. You’ll rejoice because you know you’re coming out strong and mighty. Hallelujah!

Brother, rest in the Lord and find peace in His presence. Sister, abide in the secret place, that place where He has spoken to you always, and find rest for your soul.

You’re finding peace today, in the name of Jesus. Run to the Rock in prayers. Run to the Rock in worship. Run to Him in faith. Run to Him complete dependence upon His promises in His word. He’ll come through for you.

Declare peace over yourself right now. Your reason: you’re standing on the Rock. His name is Jesus. And He is able to crush to power every thing He steps upon. Declare that you’re His and He is yours so you can’t lose. Stand in this strong Tower. You’ll find rest.

Amen.


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Author: James George

Hello, I am James George, a passionate teacher of God's Word; that writer who believes in the balanced communication of God's word in simplicity and clarity as the tool for making destinies and shaping lives.

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