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The Peace of God, Which Surpasses All Comprehension

November 5, 2014

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The Peace  of God,  Which Surpasses  All Comprehension

When we think  about our lives,  we have so many concerns.     There are mortgage payments,   raising the kids,  job concerns,  the tragedies  in our family  or elsewhere,  political corruption,  educational challenges,  choosing a life-time mate,  societal problems,  death in the family,  health problems,  helping friends  with their problems,  etc.,  etc.     With all this  we realize  how limited  we are  in doing much  of anything.

And then,  Paul comforts us  and teaches us  in Philippians 4:6-7,

Be anxious  for nothing,  but in everything  by prayer  and supplication  with thanksgiving  let your request  be made known  to God.
And the peace  of God,  which surpasses  all comprehension,  shall guard your hearts  and your minds  in Christ Jesus.

Throughout the Psalms,  we can see  how this was the way  King David reacted  to the big hurdles  in his life.     He might have had  King Saul  or some other enemy  trying  to kill him.     At one time  even his own son,  Absalom  tried to kill him.     When he was a shepherd,  he had  to face lions  and bears  to protect his flock  of sheep.     Then there was the time  David had  to face Goliath,  the giant.

David’s life  was one challenge  after another.     In every instance  he turned  to God  in prayer.     But,  David did more  than just pray  for relief.     David always  gave thanks  to God  for His loving care.     How could David  thank God  for everything  before  his prayer was answered?

David trusted  in God’s love.     David knew God  is real,  that He truly is  the Creator  of all things,  that He is almighty,  that He is our Redeemer  and Savior,  and that He is our sure defense  in the midst  of every problem.

That trust  gave David peace.     That peace is far beyond  the understanding  of those  who refuse  to acknowledge God  and trust Him.     But,  all  who rely  on God,  as a little child relies  on his parents  for help,  will receive  the help  they need.

What are your challenges today?     Are you willing  to entrust them  to the one  and only LORD God  of all  —  our Creator  and Redeemer?     Are you willing  to thank God  for His saving love  before your prayer is  “answered”?     Jesus would not have suffered  and died  for us  if He did not truly love us.     That is definitely  a love  that can be trusted.

Let us pray  with thankful hearts,  trusting  in God’s proven love  for us,  so we can say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  thank You  for taking care  of everything  for us.     We cannot take care  of our burdens  with only our own efforts.     But,  all things  are possible  with You.     Blessed be Your name forever!”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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