Peace be still is something a friend of mine will often text me. For months it appeared “randomly” on my timeline every day. It brought tears to my eyes as I typed that because it was anything but random. The Holy Spirit was constantly reminding to be still and allow His peace to override any of my fears, my struggles, my worries, my self doubt, my self condemnation… oh the list was endless. When you come out of an emotionally abusive relationship, you struggle on more than one level. I had to overcome the damage he did, but I also had to learn to forgive myself for allowing myself to go back into that situation.
How many know the enemy knows just where to attack us? My peace has been at the center of that attack. The migraines were huge in that because they attacked my mind. I’ve been struggling with a huge situation since it all ended and the devil kept saying there is no way out. But tonight I felt the Lord telling me to let it go, there is light coming out of this darkness and it’s getting ready to break forth!
I am sharing this because perhaps the enemy has been attacking your peace too. John 14:27 tells us, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Claim that peace. Whatever is troubling you, take it to your Father, pour your heart out to Him, and then leave your troubles there. When the enemy starts to whisper that thing (whatever it may be, sickness, finances, a job, addiction) is still there, smile back and say it’s in God’s hands. Peace be still. God’s peace isn’t the absence of troubles, it is knowing who is in control through them. Hallelujah, I’m laying my burdens down! I’m resting in the peace that Jesus left for me. He left it for you too, all you have to do is rest in it. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal