A Peace That Passes All Understand

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).

“Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say,  I have no pleasure in them;”  (Ecclesiastes 12:1).

Under the shadow of the almighty I find protection. I know that the Lord has prepared a place of refuge for me, a sanctuary where nothing can harm me as I wait on him. Oh, the world may be in turmoil, with wars, sorrow, and pain, but when I am under the shadow I can rest and find peace. It’s not easy to find peace or to leave the world of problems at Jesus feet in prayer. My natural tendency is to show the problems, then pick them back up on the way out to charge the mountain. If I could only realize that Jesus wants me to cast every care on him and trust him to work all things for my good. That is all things, the difficult circumstances, along with the minor details. If it concerns me, then the Lord wants me to leave them at his feet.

We can’t afford to stop growing, or to stop pressing toward the mark. This month we are celebrating our 34th year in Greenville, NC. We have big plans for the coming weeks. In the midst of our celebration, we can’t forget the events of September 11, 2001. As we remember 911, I am humbled by how blessed I am to live in America, where we have freedom to worship Jesus Christ. He whom the son sets free is free indeed. Let’s not take our liberty for granted, for each day that we’re able to serve the Lord, without fear, is precious. Just knowing that although our world is troubled and uncertain right now—God remains steadfast, faithful, and in control of our lives.

“My hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness. On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” If we keep praying, keep believing that the Lord will deliver us and that he is a present help in the time of trouble, then we reap the victories.

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;” (2 Corinthians 4:8-9).

I am blessed to be a part of The Pentecostals of Greenville. I feel like we’ve been called to prayer as a nation, to reach the lost. I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth. We can have peace even when the world in which we live is in chaos, for our hope is in Jesus, and the things of the world are only temporary. God, on the other hand, is eternal and he loved us enough to give his life so that we might live. God bless America.

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About gracemorganwriter

What is a writer? Someone who writes. For me, writing means to observe the world in a fresh way; it gives us encouragement when we are struggling to follow the path, and hope that we can keep pressing towards the mark. Writing gives us grace for the journey, and shines light into the darkened places of our soul.
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