X Close Menu

Supernatural Peace

1
Café Menu for Monday, March 16, 2015
Today’s Special is: The Fruit of Peace is our Gift from Christ
Carefully prepared just for you by your friend, Carolyn Dale Newell
Main Ingredient:

Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

John 14:27 NKJV

Entrée:

Is it possible to really have peace?

There are wars and terrorist threats everywhere.  Marriages end in divorce, even among Christians.  Families are feuding, and churches are splitting.  People are losing their jobs while others battle diseases to stay alive.  We live with the threats of Ebola, identity theft and home invasions.

Seriously, how can someone have peace?

Nothing I am about to say will sound logical because divine peace, the peace that Jesus gives us is illogical.  It is not of this world.  It surpasses all understanding and it is our gift from Christ.

If He has given me this peace, why do I feel anxious when trouble comes my way?

I have laid this precious gift upon a shelf.  I choose to lean on myself when I need to pray and ask God to let me feel His peace.

Peace is strongly connected with thankfulness and contentment.  An unthankful, discontent heart is never satisfied with their situation.  The Christian who trusts God and understands that He is in control of all things realizes that everything in life has been allowed by God.

We don’t understand God’s purposes for the things that happen, but we know that He has a plan. That is the basis for peace.  That is when we can stare fear in the face with peace. That is when we can be at peace while the families fall apart.  That is how we get through unbearable torment. It is the peace that God gives His little children.

Friend, His peace is there for you. I pray every day to feel His peace.  Will you join me today?  Then, we can face the world with something they cannot understand – supernatural peace.

Take Out:

Read Philippians 4:6-12.

Meditate on these verses and see how peace is intertwined with thankful prayers and contentment.
Is there anything preventing you from feeling divine peace at this time?  If so, ask God to remove it.

Dessert:

Dear heavenly Father,

Thank You for Your gift of peace. We need You to help us feel Your peace every day.  Help us trust in Your sovereign plan for our lives so that we may feel peace during times of trouble.  Amen.

Click here to receive a free download of Carolyn’s devotional eBook, “In The Storm”.

For more encouragement, visit Carolyn at A Mountain of Faith where you will find more encouraging devotions.

© 2015 by Carolyn Dale Newell.  All rights reserved.

Is God speaking to you through today's devotion?  We'd love for you to share how this message has encouraged you to continue pursuing the God of hope.  Scroll to the bottom of this page and leave a reply.
Do you know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior?  Pull up a chair… He’s been waiting for you.
The conversation at the Café is always hot and fresh.  We invite you to listen in as Luann and Friends gather around the table to discuss everyday life.
Comfort food for your soul is always on our menu, and friends are always close enough to hug.  We invite you to join us daily, as our writer’s share how the Lord continues to transform them into His glorious image.
Still craving more… Join us as we grow together in grace and truth through our online bible study.

1 Comment

A friend had forwarded this message as she knows I always strive for peace but in pain in one area.  The absence of my kids everyday, watching their lives from afar and the constant dustespect from their mother is a painful area.  I am seeking peace and have asking God and trying to do as He asks me, from what I understand.  I downloaded the book In The Storm by Carolyn Dale Newell and will read it today.  Thank you for all this support.

Leave a Comment

Comments for this post have been disabled.