Abiding and Trusting in His Divine Peace
by Sam Sweg
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world. John 16:33
Many times in our daily lives we encounter tremendous opposition and situations that appear impossible to overcome. When you try to plow through or overcome them in your own power or resources you fall flat on your face. The Lord Jesus Christ wants you to abide in His strength wisdom and power. When you live in His power you are turning the opposition and problems over to Him. As long as you hold on to and fight them in your own strength, He cannot help you.
Philippines 4:6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
When you live in a life of Prayer, Praise and Thanksgiving you are living and Abiding in the very Presence of God Almighty and in His Glory, Power and Protection.
John 15:4 Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in Me.
A life of Living and Abiding in Prayer, Praise brings you closer to God Almighty then anything you can do on this Earth. You can always know if a person has a dedicated life of Prayer by the inner Peace they have.
1 Peter 5:7, Amplified Bible Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
Psalm 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
Psalm 55:22, Amplified Bible Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail)..
1 Kings 19:11 Then He said, “Go out, and stand on the mountain before the LORD.” And behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind tore into the mountains and broke the rocks in pieces before the LORD, but the LORD was not in the wind; and after the wind an earthquake, but the LORD was not in the earthquake;
1 Kings 19:12 and after the earthquake a fire, but the LORD was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice.
James 5:17 Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months.
James 5:18 And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.
James 4:8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.