Promised Peace and Strength

Psalm 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. (NIV)

Promise:  God promises strength and peace to those who belong to Him.

Lessons and Truths:

1.     God is the source of true strength.

2.     God’s peace is a blessing.

3.     God cares for me.

4.     God wants me secure and resting in Him.

Sometimes I just crave peace- peace of mind, peace and quiet, peaceful solitude, peace from conflict, or a bit of peace that is a rest in my day.  Each of these types of peace are fleeting as they will be interrupted by the busyness of life.  The peace that is spoken of by the Psalmist is peace of the soul, mind and heart.  It is given by God and is a blessed rest for our souls from our hectic daily lives.  Someday, God’s peace will be our eternal state as we fellowship and commune with God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit in heaven.  As for now, I need to relish and love God for the blessing of peace He brings into my life.  It shows He cares for me and will provide me a resting place, a refuge from the pressures of my life.  In addition, this verse promises that God will impart to me STRENGTH.  That is godly strength for my character and endurance for my body.  Knowing I will have His strength immediately lightens my load and gives me peace.  Jesus put it this way in John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”  (NIV)  We have the best peace available to us through Jesus.  Be sure to access it this week!

Shalom (Peace) to you!

Linda

The Garden of Gethsemane a beautiful place of peace that Jesus and his disciples visited.  the Sea of Galilee was also a favorite of theirs.

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