Because we have sought the Lord our God, yearning for Him with all our desire, He has given us rest and peace on every side. And even when we lie down to sleep, You alone, O Lord, will keep us safe.  2 Chronicles 14:7; Psalm 4:8, paraphrased    

Blue Marble 2000

Blue Marble 2000 (Photo credit: NASA Goddard Photo and Video)

When people are saying, all is well and secure, and there is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape. 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Dear Lord,

These texts are at opposing ends of the spectrum. Do we need a reality check? You promise peace, but there is no peace in this world today . . . far from it. Yes, we hear peace phrases spoken by both preachers and politicians, but according to the last text, there is no peace. So if there is no peace, how do we get this fruit? (fruit of the spirit)

My Child,

The only peace you will ever have is in Me. This world does not offer peace ~ though it promises you many things. Some things are good, but most lead your mind far away from truth, and from Me. Please lean on Me. You will never be too heavy for Me to hold. I have much to teach you, to share with you so that you will be strengthened for troublesome times ahead. Yes, many will cry “peace and safety” from now until I return, but don’t be misled.

I alone am the Way, the Truth, and the Life. And it is in these three that you will find the fruit of perfect peace.

Your friend,


You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You.  Isaiah 26:3

~shared from “Shattered by Suicide” by Gracie Thompson


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