Sometimes life can get so hard we wonder if God is really hearing us. We pray and pray and pray, yet nothing changes. Maybe that’s why this message by Jon Jorgenson (creator of the AnimaSeries videos) made so much sense. Take a look; then tell me what you think. Someone you know who’s praying but still waiting for an answer? Don’t delay but remind them that God is not sleeping by sharing this post … and thanks as always for visiting.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27 (NIV)
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We are sooooo surrounded by violence these days it’s downright scary. Murder is everywhere, closely followed by intolerance and exploitation. Is it safe to even leave your home? I am beginning to think not. But then again, it appears that people hold no fear these days when it comes to breaking and entering your home in broad daylight … and with you right there in it too. What are we to do?
I don’t know but in sharing a life experience with a friend recently here’s how our conversation ended:
“You need to know what you want Gale.”
“I may not know what I want, but I know for sure what I don’t want.”
“Well that’s a start because all I want for you is peace, and I mean peace of mind because that’s the most important thing of all.”
I found this declaration to be so profound! Peace of mind is indeed the best gift you could wish for anyone – maybe because as children of God we should always remember that He has us tucked safely in His hands no matter what. And with that knowledge comes a calmness and assuredness that just cannot be explained.
And so I’m not only sharing this wish for peace with you but also these tips on “How to Find 2 Minutes of Peace” as well as how we can think about “Peace in the Midst of the Storm“. Let’s pray that God will continue to protect us even as He touches the hearts of all men with His amazing love and peace that ‘passeth all understanding’. May your days be totally and awesomely … peaceful 🙂
”I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)
”Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another,agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV)
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“Then the LORD said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow my instructions. On the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in, and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days.”
Exodus 16:4-5 (NIV)
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Miriam was at her wits end. Her son had been sick that month and it was hard for her as a single parent to cover his medical bills as well as meet her monthly commitments. On top of all this she needed a new fridge. No-one knew she was storing her meat, fruit and milk in a cooler filled with ice, although she figured the service station attendant must be wondering about this woman who for the past month kept purchasing three bags of ice every evening on her way home from work. Continue reading