Peace in a Troubled World

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God is so awesome! His Word is so powerful.

I love you Lord. Thank you for loving me.

Thank you for the birds I hear right now.

It brings such calm and peace just to hear their songs. To know they continually praise you. They just love being birds. I love sitting here on my screened in porch made with love by my dear husband. I love the cool breeze this morning.

I love watching the birds eat and seeing the flowers. It seems like the birds are especially happy this morning. Maybe because of a little rain and the coolness?

I love knowing that I belong to Jesus and I am His forever.

The world is a mess. There is more alarming news every day. Sometimes it seems like we are poised for disaster.

Yet, I know my redeemer lives! I know God is Sovereign! Nothing is a surprise for Him. He knows the days of this earth are numbered. He knows this life here is just a puff of smoke in all of eternity. His plan is for all His people to live with Him for eternity! Eternity without sin, pain, sorrow or trouble. Eternity as His pure and holy people. His beloved!

Even if the worst happens here, if it all falls away, if everything I know crumbles – He still reigns and His victory still stands. The enemy is already defeated! We know the end to the story…the devil will be cast into the pit forever. Jesus will reign and does reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Everything will be made right and God’s purposes will be fulfilled. What do we do? We trust. We have faith. Knowing faith is the evidence of things hoped for. Faith is believing even when we cannot see. I trust His love. I trust His Sovereign plan. I trust in His goodness and purity. God’s plans are always best. His power is unquestioned and unmatched. I will praise Him forever.

Oh, I long for the day when I will be free from the sinfulness of the flesh. When I will be all He created me to be. Please help me Lord. Help me to live closer each day to the person you created me to be. Please love through me. Please empower me to show your greatness to those around me. Oh, that my life would reflect your glory! Help me let go of all pride, self-seeking and live for your glory. I cannot do it in my strength. Oh, Holy Spirit please live through me. I rest in you. I love you.

“...In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33b

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