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Thursday's Devotion: Peace in the Storm

Posted Sep 08 2011 8:33pm
"May the peace of God fill you with all joy and peace." Romans 15:13

A wonderful old hymn says "He gives us peace in the midst of a storm."
In life we face all kinds of storms. We usually think of the personal "storms" that come our way- financial worries, problems in our marriage or family, illness or health issues, the betrayal of a friend, and so forth. But we face other kinds of storms that threaten to engulf us also: storms of materialism, storms of secularism, storms of moral degeneracy, storms of injustice, terrorism, and war.
Do you remember the violent storm that came upon Jesus and His disciples one night out in the Sea of Galilee? His disciples grew panicky- but Jesus stayed fast asleep. He was at peace because He knew God was in control. He was also at peace because He was sovereign over the storm and He knew it would vanish at His word: "Peace, be still!" (Mark 4:39).
His Word still calms the turmoil in our lives. Is some storm making you fearful today? Stay close to Jesus, for His Word brings peace.
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