Saturday, August 01, 2009


Psa 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!

Mark 4:36-39 And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. 38 And He Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, "Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?" 39 And being aroused, He rebuked the wind and said to the sea, "Hush, be still." And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. (NAS)

If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble -- THOMAS WATSON

I believe only a child of God can find true peace in times of trouble. God is our strength and He promises us peace in time of trouble and for those that trust in His word find that peace. I remember the day I found out I had a brain tumor, the doctor called and told me that the headaches I had been suffering were cause by a Brain Tumor and that I would have to have it removed. The initial shock caused some tears and worry but a few minutes after that I found a calmness within. It was the Lord letting my know all is well and that He would ride the storm with me. In the months ahead I had MRIs done and they found that it was a slow growing tumor and not malignant. They did not want to remove it until it grew to bigger. Well I still have it and it has only grown a bit in the past 10 years and I praise God.

Why I am sharing this is because in all situations in our lives we can find peace in putting our faith in God. My sister is going through a trial in her life right now, she is having problems with her heart and she is only 55, she has always taken real good care of herself but she is now having health issues that are scaring her. I have tried and tried to share the gospel with her and how she can find strength that will hold her up but she still rejects it or says you have your way of believing and I have mine. My sister is a lovely girl with a kind heart but she needs Christ. I hear the worry in her words each time I talk to her and it makes me realise how blessed I am to have the Lord. I don't know how many times I face problems and as I read His word or pray I find calmness set in and am reminded, I am never alone.

As a mother comforts her child—so will I comfort you." Isaiah 66:13

"The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my Savior, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the strength of my salvation, my stronghold!" (Psalm 18:2)

The world around us is in calamity and yet we as a child of God can find calmness because we have a Savior that will give us joy in tribulation, give us love when we feel no love around us, give us comfort when we are in pain, supply our needs when we are at our poorest, be a friend when we feel we are friendless.

We are NEVER, EVER alone and we can always find peace as we become still and listen to these words "My groaning is not hidden from You." You water the seed of your prayer with tears—God bottles every tear! "You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in Your bottle. You have recorded each one in Your book!" Psalm 56:8

Thank you Lord for your word and for prayer and mostly for peace found only in you.

The Lord is my Sheperd, I shall not want..........

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