Peace is certainly something that’s in short supply in our world today. The real heart deep peace that Jesus gives is essential to our wellbeing. Today’s devotional, written by Shelia Walsh for Devotions Daily ((c) 2018 Shelia Walsh) and reposted from faithgateway.com, brings hope for obtaining that peace.
“Sometimes we get a warning when a storm is about to hit. The national weather service issues storm watches and warnings but not everyone has the time or means to get away from danger. Often the poorest of the poor are the most vulnerable and pay the greatest price but truth is, storms hit read the rest here
Pretty much everyone has had, has, or will have at some point a struggle managing stress and anxiety. Today’s devotional by Rebecca Barlow Jordan offers an idea of how to pray when you find yourself battling those twin bullies.
Is anxiety holding you hostage and keeping you from rest? Do you feel burdens pressing in that seem too heavy to bear? When stressful thoughts pull you in the wrong direction, and you’re struggling to find balance, the following prayer might express your thoughts and help you find relief and freedom:
Lord Jesus, the stresses in my life often reach a dangerous proportion—or so it seems. My body, mind, and spirit struggle to keep up physically, mentally, and yes, spiritually. Some days anxiety stalks me like a deceitful predator, and the temptation to worry draws me in. I know better, but some days the challenges outweigh the read more
If someone is floundering in the water and is about to drown the life preserver thrown to them is useless unless they take hold of it. Today’s devotional urges us to grab hold of the hope that God proffers and hold on in faith believing that what God promises is true.
We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God… — Hebrews 6:18-19 The Message
I am haunted by this passage. The promised hope. A spiritual lifeline. Take hold.
I know I need hope; I understand that Scripture calls it one of the three great forces of human existence (1 Corinthians 13:13). But I don’t really give it much intentional thought; I don’t spend time each day taking hold of it with both hands.
I think we have fallen into the idea that hope just sort of “happens” to us. We hear good news — that we are getting a promotion, that our child has done well in school, or that the MRI came back clear — and then we find ourselves hopeful. As if hope were merely a response to our circumstances. But when we treat hope so casually, when we wait for it to read more
Source: Grabbing the Lifeline of Hope – FaithGateway
God’s Word admonishes us to pray without ceasing. While that may seem like a difficult thing to do, maintaining an attitude of prayer throughout the day and keeping up an ongoing conversation with God is part of a vital relationship with Him and keeps us in His peace. Today’s devotional by Max Lucado helps us grow in our ability to pray our way past despair and into a place of peace and rest.
Peace happens when people pray.
I like the story of the father who was teaching his three-year- old daughter the Lord’s Prayer. She would repeat the lines after him. Finally she decided to go solo. He listened with pride as she carefully enunciated each word, right up to the end of the prayer. “Lead us not into temptation,” she prayed, “but deliver us from e-mail.”
These days that seems like an appropriate request. God calls us to pray about everything. The terms prayer, supplication, and requests are similar but not identical. Prayer is a general devotion; the word includes worship and adoration. Supplication suggests humility. We are the supplicants in the sense that we make no demands; we simply offer humble requests. A request is exactly that — a specific petition. We tell God exactly what we want. We pray the read more
The state of crazy can become a permanent dwelling place instead of a temporary place we visit on occasion if we aren’t careful. Today’s devotional offers sound advice for getting free from and staying free from crazy.
Editor’s note: If your life feels like a hectic, noisy, runaway train, you’re in good company. Nicole Johnson (you may remember her from Women of Faith) shares her story of going from feeling overwhelmed and out of control to finding calm even in the middle of chaotic circumstances. We hope you enjoy this excerpt froma href=’http://www.faithgateway.com/deeper-knowledge-god/’ title=’Read more’ …/a
Source: A Deeper Knowledge of God
There was a popular song when I was a little kid that suggested that love was something there was just too little of in our world. That is true. However, I think that peace – real deep heart-felt peace – is also in short demand these days. Today’s devotional offers the way to find real and lasting peace.
We now know what it means to be a Christian. We know the price that was paid to get these elusive things called peace and happiness. I know men who would write a check for a million dollars if they could find peace. Millions are searching for it. Every time they get close to finding the peace found only in Christ, Satan steers them away. He blinds them. He throws up a smoke screen. He bluffs them. And they miss it! But we Christians have found it! It is ours now forever.
We have found the secret of life.
The word peace has been used often in the last forty or fifty years. We talk about peace, and we have many peace conferences; yet, at the moment, it seems that the world is heading toward anything but peace.
“The way of peace have they read more
Source: Peace With God at Last
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