Amazing Grace

August 2, 2020

Sunday Encouragement from Woman at the Well Ministries
Sunday, August 2, 2020

Song: “Amazing Grace”
By John Newton

Amazing grace, How sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.

Through many dangers, toils and snares
I have already come,
‘Tis grace has brought me safe thus far
And grace will lead me home.

When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun,
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Than when we’ve first begun.

VERSE:  Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee:  because he trusteth in Thee.”

The dictionary defines peace as freedom from disturbance.  I love this definition because when I am in the center of God’s will the devil can not harm me.  So, as I look at this verse, I am reminded that I will have perfect peace when I am fully focused on God.  When I am focused on God and walking in His presence the devil has no power over me nor does he have a grip on my life. The devil is powerless to those who trust in God.  This results in a peace that passes all understanding and a joy that is unspeakable.  This verse affirms that peace, true peace, isn’t something that is elusive or unattainable.  It isn’t something that we must seek.  Peace comes naturally when we trust in God.  Peace is abundantly bestowed upon us when we focus on Him, His protection, His provision and His grace.   Peace is a direct result of a life lived in the fullness of God fully relying on Him for all our needs, guidance, desires and joy.  You have peace that the devil or the world didn’t give you so don’t let him, or anyone take it away from you.  Remember Jesus loves you.  You are loved.

Prayer:  Dear God, my Savior, my friend and my constant help in time of need.  Oh, how I love you, Lord.  Help me to turn my eyes upon You that I may see your glory all around me.  Help me to watch Your wonders and Your works and turn them into steppingstones of faith.  Cover me with your mercy and grace.  Shower me with your presence and blessings.  Teach me dear Lord.  In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

*Sunday and Wednesday encouragements are written for our friends in Assisted Living, who we are unable to see regularly, due to COVID. We pray they are a blessing for you as well!

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