Can you walk through the trouble you’ll have today without it robbing you of your peace? Whether it’s unpaid bills, conflict, broken relationships, a health crises, or even death—no one avoids walking through the barren desert of trouble.
It’s, HOW we choose to walk in this desert—that makes all the difference!
We can choose to walk through it without food or water, naked, unarmed, and without rest. Or, we can choose to walk sustained by God’s living water, fed by His bread of Life, clothed with His truth and sheltered by His mighty wings. We have a choice.
God is more powerful than the forces that cause us suffering.
God offers the comforts of His peace for our desert journey. His Word, which is the bread of life gives us sustenance of peace for our soul:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
“O you afflicted one, Tossed with tempest, and not comforted, Behold, I will lay your stones with colorful gems, And lay your foundations with sapphires. I will make your pinnacles of rubies, Your gates of crystal, And all your walls of precious stones. All your children shall be taught by the LORD, And great shall be the peace of your children. In righteousness you shall be established; You shall be far from oppression, for you shall not fear; And from terror, for it shall not come near you. No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the LORD.” (Isaiah 54:11-14, 17)
And how do we claim this peace for today?
“The fear of the LORD leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.” (Proverbs 19:23)
Clearly, this verse in Proverbs doesn’t mean that we WON’T experience the tragedy of evil–we WILL! However, to be “visited with evil” means to allow it to camp within our soul. Allowing evil within gives it an inroad to destroy us. We do this by the shows we watch, music we listen to, friends we hang around, or even the thoughts we choose to keep. However, when we “fear God” our love and respect for Him outweighs our desire for evil; and thus, it doesn’t have a stronghold in our heart to rob us of peace. The Amplified version of this same verse says: “The fear of the Lord leads to life; then one rests content, untouched by trouble.”
We don’t get to choose our trouble, but we CAN choose how much the trouble will trouble us.
Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind and your trouble will NOT rob you of your peace!
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