Strength and Peace

So many times we find ourselves in situations that test our ability to cope. We are overwhelmed and have no idea what the next step is. The things that were important seem trivial as we face the issues that have crept into our lives and have threatened to destroy our peace of mind. When we are struggling to hold it together, what can we do?

David faced many challenges in his life. But, through those trials he came to know his God as a bridge over the troubled waters in his life. In Psalm 29:11 AMP David said, “The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.” The dictionary defines strength as the ability to withstand or exert great force, stress, or pressure. In other words, God empowers His children to stand under enemy attack and not cave in. Strength to stand in the day of trouble;  strength to overcome. 

And that is not all. After we have been empowered to withstand the enemy’s attack; God blesses His children with peace. Peace is not the absence of stress or trouble but the kind of peace David is talking about, is peace that brings calm in the midst of the storm. Strength and peace are a dynamic combination. It is not dependent on the resolution of the issue.  Isaiah 41:10 tells us, “Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].” God gives strength and peace in the midst of the crisis.

Thought for Today: Friend, you do not have to fear the storm.

Have a blessed day and walk in faith and victory.

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