Strength and Peace

*Pastor’s Note: My wife Sue and I just went through a trying time with my youngest, 47 year old son who had a major heart attack a couple of weeks ago. It’s times like that when you truly either have the faith to trust in the Lord in everything, or you just curl up in a ball and give up. He’s doing better now and since he has put his life on hold to care for us, we are able to return the blessing.

But that leads me to the question I have for you, the readers; are you steadfast in your faith or do the circumstances going on around you, cause you to pause and wonder if you will make it?

The following is a beautiful post by Sister Shannon over at Revelations in Writing addressing that very subject. My prayer is that you will take the time to read it, be strengthened and be blessed as you continue to grow in the Lord.

Also, please stop by and let her know you appreciate her ministry for us as well as for the Lord. While you’re there, check out her other articles. Remember, these teachings and exhortations are a sacrifice of praise and worship to the Lord! Give her a like and some encouragement! Let her know her service is appreciated. God Bless!

Revelations In Writing

The Lord gives His people strength; the Lord blesses His people with peace. – (Psalm 29:11, HCSB)

May the Lord make His people strong. May the Lord bless His people with peace. – (Psalm 29:11, ERV)

God makes His people strong. God gives His people peace. – (Psalm 29:11, MSG)

Life is an endless rollercoaster of ups and downs, highs and lows, and we need the Lord to navigate well. He supplies us with the strength we need and He grants us His peace, even in the midst of chaos, storms, and uncertainty. Incredibly, God grants us strength and peace for more than just ourselves. As we trust in Him and seek to love people as He calls us to love, we find that He uses our willingness to share all that He gives with those around us who need it. May we ever seek the Lord to be our strength, and depend on Him, for He is our peace.

The Lord gives us strength,
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When ours is all gone;

Our help and our hope,

To keep pressing on.

In Him there is peace,

Ever it is new;

Despite circumstance,

He will lead us through.

Lord, help us focus,

Our hearts and our minds;

On all that is You,

And how You supply.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our strength and our peace in all things and at all times. Forgive us for the times that we neglect to recognize the strength that You are providing, or for not slowing down to lay hold of the peace that You are creating within us. Teach us to trust and rely on You. Show us how to love those around us in ways that extend strength and peace where it is needed most. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for the strength and peace that You provide, and trust in You to continue, always. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped. Therefore my heart rejoices, and I praise Him with my song. – Psalm 28:7

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About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of teaching, encouragement and intercessory prayer from the Holy Bible, the written Word of God and author of the ministry website, For The Love of God. He lives in Delta, Colorado with his beautiful wife of 50+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom they affectionately call Bella.
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5 Responses to Strength and Peace

  1. Nancy Ruegg says:

    Praise God your son is doing better! With you, I can’t imagine trekking through the dark valleys in life without His comfort, strength, and support. He IS our help and our hope to keep pressing on, just as Shannon writes!

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  2. Thank you for such kind and encouraging words. Praying for your family as you navigate the challenges of health struggles, and for total healing for your son. Blessings to all as you allow the Lord to be your strength!

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  3. says:

    As I grow older I keep asking myself this question, but then I realize I am still a work in progress.

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