In the troubled times perceived ahead; in Christ we still can experience a peace that settles deep within our heart, mind and soul. Circumstances may not change as rapidly as the change undergone within. Instead of fear of the future we can have faith to face the future. Instead of hoping and praying for things to change we are given the ability to make a change. Instead of being a victim we become in Christ a victor. Rather than looking for outward sources to help in trying times we stand on and testify God is our help in times of trouble. God equips us with ability and knowledge to successfully face the giant knowing He will for us and through us destroy our enemy and chase fear from our land.
Peace Settles Deep
Lovely and quiet moments; when turmoil is stilled; When, your heart is raised in prayer ready to be filled. In the strange silence……peace settles deep, And even more strange it seems you are filled with new strength. The problems are laid down and are firmly placed, In the care of the One you trust; to be by joy replaced. The circumstances may not yet be changed, but somehow you know, The One you love and serve is in full control. The air has been cleared of the stench within, The atmosphere is filled with the sweet aroma of your Lord again. Lovely, quiet ….sometimes when not a word is said, You’ve been freed from every worry and every fear of dread. You are emptied and filled almost in one breath it seems; So great is this place prepared for the redeemed!
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid
When life rains on our parade it is our choice to allow it to cloud our day, steal our joy, and sour our outlook for the future; or we can place all in God’s hands and allow Him to bring comfort and peace and joy into every situation we face. God is in control and He is good. It is always the right time to rest in His care wrapped in His embrace.
Wrapped in His Embrace
Sweet comforts of joy fill up and overflow, With healthy life-giving strength, to the well-loved soul. The day’s new light closes yesterday’s door; Another day to offer in service to the Lord. Makeshift plans are laid aside, So God’s purpose can arrive. The heart sings even in the rain, For in God’s sunshine it remains. Joy has some friends that desire to stay, The wise will not turn them away. Peace and contentment along with trust, faith, and rest, Are sent by the most-loving Father who plans for your best. Make room for them; wisdom and direction is ready to speak, Giving the assurance that you seek. Love and rejoice and allow God’s helpers to assist. At their direction and ministration do not resist. Allow the Comforter to wrap you in His embrace. This is a gift of love provided by God’s mercy and grace.
Deuteronomy 33:27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
Lord I thank you for the joy that fills my heart in times of praise. Help me to learn to dance unashamed and uninhibited before you like David danced.
The beautiful melody flows like a river within; Peaceful, restful full of Him. It sounds like silence to the ear, But within its message sounds so clear. The love is so special, only meant for me. Jesus’ gift to a saved soul set free. Salvation’s song is precious beyond compare; Lovely truths that I can with others share. Love’s songs are full of light and life; That shines hope to cause inner delight. Eternal comfort with promise of undying favor bestowed; Much more precious than any treasure the hands can hold Its tune causes sweet desperation within, That hungers and thirsts only for Him. Sweet Song of joy that bubbles and flows inside; Set my feet to dancing with Jesus as in Him I abide.
Psalms 40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.