Peace Like a River
Earlier this week I talked about how Peace and Joy are Not Options. Rather, Jesus pours His peace into us through His Holy Spirit. With that theme in mind, I want to share with you this entry from my Sitting at His Feet devotional. For those of you who follow my blog, you may know that I share entries from this devotional from time to time. This devotional is a compilation of journal entries from my personal quiet times with the Lord, and the entries (like the one below) come from a heart to heart meeting with the Lord. They are the comfort that He has given me when I’ve wrestled with various situations.
I will give you a peace that transcends understanding. In the midst of your trials and anxiety, I will give you hope. Turn back to me and seek me with all of your heart. Your circumstances seem to be spinning out of control, but I am the eye of the storm. And I am the Prince of Peace. There is river of life with my Presence that constantly flows and is available to you. No trial or difficulty can keep you from my Presence. My peace is available to you like a river that is teeming with life—my life. It is my love that never fails that will keep you centered on me and not on the trial. If only you would turn back to me and surrender to the river of my Presence, you will find that you no longer have to tread water but can float in the river of my life.
Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 48:17-18; Psalm 46:10