When trouble bears down like a ton of rocks upon my mind and soul, God’s voice is the one I long to hear the most. I must clear my heart of my own way and get alone with Him. His wisdom and power exceeds that of anyone I know. His is the only relationship which offers a place of consistent safety and peace during the course of all trials. I run to Him. When I’m close to Him, His wisdom enters my heart, it guards me, and He gives peace to my soul.

When we choose to live close to God in loving obedience, we experience the promises of His peace for enduring trials. His Word says: “For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints. Then you will understand righteousness and justice and equity, every good path; for wisdom will come into your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul; discretion will watch over you, understanding will guard you.” (Proverbs‬ ‭2:6-11)

In the midst of trials, I shouldn’t frantically try to solve the problems; but rather, I should get closer to God who knows all the answers. Or, when people personally attack me, I should use it as an opportunity to build integrity which places me within God’s shield. God gives us the serenity of His wisdom.

When we witness God’s Spirit flowing from us,
we realize His way is immeasurably better than ours.

When He leads us, we become wise, powerful and loving. His presence allows us to lead by example. The battle is real and the enemy is seeking to rob us of the glorious freedom Christ has given us. However, in Him, we can live each day victoriously. When we seek God and love Him with all our heart, we willingly follow Him and we are filled with His presence. It is only in His presence that we possess His peace for every trial.

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