Peace is one of the priceless commodities of life that God has made available to mankind. It is known as one of the “Fruits of the Spirit” which is found in the Bible in Galatians 5:22, 23. There is nothing like, “peace of mind.” There is nothing like peace in the midst of a storm. There is nothing like peace in the midst of confusion and chaos. We need peace in our homes. We need peace on our jobs. We need peace in our schools. When we are broken hearted, we need the peace of God to flow over us and soothe those wounded areas where we hurt.
In the midst of painful and difficult moments, ask God for His peace. Trust me, He will give it to you. He is such a loving God, that He is always waiting to give gifts to us.
You need God’s peace. God wants you to have His peace. Our devotional is taken from Psalm 46:1-11, with emphasis on verse 10 which says, “Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” God says to be still, (pause, take a minute) and acknowledge that He is God. The emphasis here is on “be still.” Take time away for yourself, for quiet times with God. Seek to retreat into a tranquil, quiet place every now and then. This is something you need whether you know it or not. This helps to heal and mend us within, and allows us to take on a new day fully refreshed, rejuvenated and energized.
In our devotional, the author gives us a panoramic description of the picturesque Lake Tahoe, in the splendor of its perfect serenity of stillness and peacefulness.
“Among the peaks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, not far from the busy whirl of San Francisco, lies Lake Tahoe. It is twenty-three miles long, ten miles wide, and so deep that a line dropped nineteen hundred feet does not touch bottom; and it lies five thousand feet above the neighboring ocean. Storms come and go in the waters that are lower down the mountains, but this lake is so still and clear that the eye can penetrate, it is said, a hundred feet into its depths. Around its mild verdant sides are the mountains, ever crowned with snow. The sky above is as calm as the motionless water. Nature loses scarcely anything of its clear outline as it is reflected there. Here the soul may learn something of what rest is, as day after day one opens one’s heart to let the sweet influence of nature’s Sabbath enter and reign. This is but a faint type of what we may find in Christ.
In the pressure of the greatest responsibilities, in the worry of the smallest cares, in the perplexities of life’s moments of crisis, we may have the Lake Tahoe rest in the security of God’s will. Learn to live in this rest. In the calmness of spirit it will give, your soul will reflect, as in a mirror, the beauty of the Lord; and the tumult of men’s lives will be calmed in your presence, as your tumults have been calmed in His presence.”
“Resting, Not Worrying” by Hannah Whitall Smith, Women’s Devotional Bible, pg. 588.
In this day and time, we all need the peace of God which passes all understanding. Let the peace of God rule in your heart today. God Bless. firstname.lastname@example.org