Let Peace Rule

November 18, 2020

Wednesday Encouragement from Woman at the Well Ministries
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Song: “It Is Well”
By Horatio G. Spafford

When peace, like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

It is well with my soul,
It is well, it is well with my soul.

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul.

My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!—
My sin, not in part but the whole,
Is nailed to the cross, and I bear it no more,
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord, O my soul!

And Lord, haste the day when the faith shall be sight,
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll;
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend,
Even so, it is well with my soul.

VERSE:  Colossians 3:15—“ And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”

Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.  This verse is telling you to submit the emotions of your heart to the peace of God.  How do you do this?  The answer is rooted and grounded in your faith.  Perhaps, you would be more apt to let the peace of God rule in your heart if you dwelled on the results of doing so.  “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).  When you submit to God, the devil flees.  Submitting to God’s peace is submitting to God and you are guaranteed to send the devil packing.  Where the devil is there is no peace.  Those thoughts of doubt and fear are not coming from God.  “For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace,” (I Corinthians 14:33).  The angst and nervousness you feel is not from God. God will give you peace if you submit to Him and believe in Him.  Remember, Jesus loves you.  You are loved.

Prayer:  Dear God, help me to trust You more.  Teach me to recognize Your peace and to cling to it.  Give me eyes to see Your works in my life.  Help me to focus solely on You and Your promises for me.  Strengthen my mind, my soul and my witness.  Fill me with Your presence.  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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