Tagged: “peace”

Be Anxious for Nothing

This devotion was written by Henry Blackaby & was selected from the Experiencing God Day-by-Day Devotional. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. […]

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A Prayer for the Overwhelmed

This devotion was written by C.H. Spurgeon and may be found in his “Morning & Evening Devotions” (Sept. 22). “When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” –Psalm 61:2 Most of us know what it is to be overwhelmed, to be an empty dish turned upside down, to […]

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Serenity NOW!

Read or Listen: 1 Corinthians 9:27 Imagine your home without a thermostat. If you could only turn the HVAC on or off manually.  You’d constantly be too hot or too cold. Always living in extremes and constantly frustrated because you’re sick and tired of making adjustments that don’t seem to last… Sound familiar?  The last […]

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Home-grown Gentleness

Read or Listen: Eph. 4:1-6 My father-in-law, Frank Centimole, has given to Wanda and me this summer some of his home-grown tomatoes. I think tomatoes are a fruit, not a vegetable…but the important point here is that tomatoes must be grown…not manufactured . They are grown from a plant that has life within, because it’s […]

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4 Truths that Give Me Peace

Read or Listen: Psalm 99:1-5 “God is in Control.”  These four words have gotten me through some of the most difficult storms in life.  It was this simple sentence that my girlfriend (wife-to-be) would remind me of, to help me get through college! I wish that I could say the great truth of God’s sovereignty […]

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Peace! Be Still!

Read or Listen: Mark 4:35-41 “It’s raining cats and dogs!” Being caught in a storm can be a scary thing. Usually when a storm comes, you take cover as soon as possible. Nobody wants cats and dogs raining down on their head! But, what if you can’t take cover? What if you can’t escape the […]

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Why Don’t I Have Any Peace?

Read or Listen: Philippians 4:6-7 Peace is… freedom from worry; Peace is the sense of security in a firm foundation underfoot; Peace is being at rest during stressful storms; Peace is exemption from the battlefield. You don’t have to live long to understand that problems and stressful situations are the norm.  Storms come to the […]

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