Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, August 31, 2014

From Doubt to Devotion to the Peace of God

Disputes, debt, divorce, destruction, death—the devil is in the details of all that can destroy us! But we must stand firm on the promises of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who conquers all, even death! Allow His peace, which passes all understanding, to fill your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7).

People are hurting all over the world; you don’t have to look far to see that people need the Lord. This post is different from the others posts, but I hope you allow it to minister to your needs today. 

From “sayings” to poems to Scripture and song, let Jesus turn your disbelief and disgrace into His grace and belief! May God’s peace envelope you and your situation today! 

Sorrow looks back,
Worry looks around,
Faith looks ahead.     (from a plaque in a coffee shop)

To look within is to be depressed,
To look around is to be distressed,
To look up is to be blessed.      -----anonymous 

Listen to The Prodigal by Brad Reynolds......

From Doubt to Devotion
by Deborah Crawford

Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:8-9 (NIV)

Deep within darkness looms chaos and disbelief.
Burdens won't budge with mounting weight of grief.
Difficulties cause desperation to seek relief.
Where do I turn for my strength?

Doubt becomes heavy with tremendous despair.
Does anyone anywhere even give a care?
Destruction causes devastation to seek repair.
Where can I go to find strength?

If I plead, who will lead?
I can’t cope, where’s my hope?
I am pleading, who is leading?
There’s no coping, no point in hoping!

Decision looks within, without—something is wrong.
Deliberating daily on how to be strong.
Diligence dares to shout with a song.
God is the strength of my life!

Declaration becomes louder, shouting out His grace.
Developing discipline, walking His perfect pace.
Devotion turns delightful when seeking His face. 
Jesus is the answer, He’s my strength!

Receive peace from God’s words.......

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. Psalm 4:8 (NIV)

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11 (NIV)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels. For the sake of my family and friends, I will say, “Peace be within you.” Psalm 122:6-8 (NIV)

May you live to see your children’s children— peace be on Israel. Psalm 128:6 (NIV)

He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat. Psalm 147:14 (NIV)

Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy. Proverbs 12:20 (NIV)

A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones. Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6 (NIV)

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Isaiah 26:3(NIV)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27 (NIV)

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 (NIV)

The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Romans 16:20 (NIV)

For God is not a God of disorder but of peace—as in all the congregations of the Lord’s people. 1 Corinthians 14:33 (NIV)

For he himself is our peace. Ephesians 2:14 (NIV)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15 (NIV)

“The Lord bless you
    and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
    and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
    and give you peace.”
Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)

Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” 1 Samuel 1:17 (NIV)

Go in peace and serve the Lord.
Thanks be to God!

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