Monday, February 27, 2012

Where is Peace?

I was at the doctors today for my bone density scan.  While I was waiting, I saw a pamphlet and started reading it.  On the back it said "You can only find peace in yourself."  I dropped it faster than I picked it up.

I'm so thankful that I know that's not true....

And even more thankful I know where the only true Peace can be found.

Today the Lord put a hymn on my heart and we've decided it's the one we'll sing this week during devotions...

What a Friend we have in Jesus, all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear,
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.

Have we trials and temptations? Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged; take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness; take it to the Lord in prayer.

Are we weak and heavy laden, cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge, take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do your friends despise, forsake you? Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In His arms He’ll take and shield you; you will find a solace there.

Blessed Savior, Thou hast promised Thou wilt all our burdens bear
May we ever, Lord, be bringing all to Thee in earnest prayer.
Soon in glory bright unclouded there will be no need for prayer
Rapture, praise and endless worship will be our sweet portion there.

Yesterday Pastor Willie mentioned a Psalm that spoke to my heart - and today while talking to a friend, she told me to read the same one - I think God wants me to do more than read this....He wants me to claim it and make it real to my heart - My God is alive....His Word is alive.
Psalm 62:5-8
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken.
My victory and honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me.

O my people, trust in him at all times.
Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.

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