Revive Me, Week 28– A Year of Growing Stronger in the Lord
Show God’s Peace
What a week! Do you find yourself thinking that more and more? We live in a world of violence, tensions, unrest, and anger. People are shaking their heads and asking, “What is this world coming to?” Christians know the answer to that question. We need to be ready to share it. But first, how will those in the world know to come to us? They need to see God’s peace in us.
Many are wringing their hands in fear and frustration. We need to be folding our hands in prayer. We need to be extending our hands to give and help.
The faces around us are anxious. Our brows need to be smooth and our expressions should reflect the calm in our hearts.
The words swirling everywhere on the news and social media are angry and provoking. Our words need to be healing and life-giving.
The world needs to see something different in us. Yes, we are indeed surrounded by violence and injustice. But we are filled with the peace of God.
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Your, because he trusts in You” (Isa. 26:3)
“Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble” (Psa. 119:165).
“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace” (Psa. 29:11).
“Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (John 14:27).
“I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
“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” (Phil. 4:6,7).
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Rom. 15:13).
Let’s show the world this God-given peace! They may be ready for the security that comes from serving the One who is in control.
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all” (2 Thess. 3:16).
Suggestions for the Week:
- If you are struggling with fear and anxiety, pray for peace. Your trust in God during these unstable times will draw others.
- Read 2 Thess. 3:16 again. How does the Lord want to give you peace?
- Do the Bible-marking on True Peace.
- Center your family devotionals this week around the topic of peace.
Read it. Memorize it. Live it.