June 5th – Peace in the Storm

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Joyful are those with My peace. Without threat, their lives are under My hand, allowing only that which builds and draws. Little is lost and much gained. Even in the calamity, the joy of My fortress protects them. A strong tower is the refuge of My sheep, amidst the world, but in protection from its decay. Peace flows deeply as the Living Spirit of the Father gives quench to fear and worthless folly. No storm rises that does not water the earth or strengthen the sea, and no torrent of the Father ends in life lost for My sheep, [rather] watered and made stronger. Peace is with them in the huddle, their hearts do not pound, and sleep does not evade them. The voice of the Shepherd is heard over the rain, and joy is felt over the fear.

Isaiah 26:3 (ESV) – You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Bottom Line: For the child of God, fear must bow to faith. There is nothing in the world that is not ultimately and completely controlled by God. The world at large, and even our normal deadlines, mistakes, bosses and customers can make us lose sleep and grow ulcers. The Word of God says we should worry for NOTHING; that applies to worldwide calamity, our work, as well as our personal lives. Listening to the voice of our Lord will bring peace and joy in the midst of confusion, responsibilities and circumstances. Put your heart into doing your best for those around you, listen to His promises of protection, and leave the rest to your Great Shepherd. Have peace. Fear must bow to faith.

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