‘This peace will control the way you think and feel.’ Philippians 4:7 CEV
Ever heard it said that God won’t give you anything you can’t handle? Truth is that He won’t give you anything that you and He together can’t handle! Let this Scripture sink in: ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ (Romans 15:13 NIV)
The way to have peace right in the middle of a troubled situation is by staying filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. How do you do that? By developing a spiritual hunger and letting God fill you. He can give you a sense of serenity when you’re surrounded by stress.
So, if you’re in over your head today, pray this: ‘Heavenly Father, You said no weapon formed against me shall prosper (see Isaiah 54:17). I can’t keep the enemy’s weapons from being formed, but I know You will keep them from striking me down. You said if I ask anything according to Your will, You will grant my request (see 1 John 5:14–15). You said that, when I walk in obedience, I will be blessed when I come in, when I go out, when I lie down, and when I get up (see Deuteronomy 28:6; Psalms 1:1; 3:5). You told me to turn all my troubles over to You and You will take care of me (see 1 Peter 5:7). So here all those troubles are—every one! Today I’m standing on Your promises. You said it! I believe it! That settles it! In the name of Jesus. Amen.’
SoulFood: 2 Kings 4:42–44, Mark 6:30–44
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