Peaceful His Word 7-11-22


Today’s rewind comes from the summer of 2005.  I love how God can use words from the past to reach our hearts and minds even today!


In His Word-8-15-05

            With all that goes on in a Summer Vacation how can one find any peace? Not to mention when things start to break and money starts slipping away, and the days are getting shorter and there is still so much to do. Where do you go to find peace through the valleys of summer?

In His Word!


He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me,

For there were many against me. God will hear, and afflict them, even He who abides from of old. Selah Because they do not change, therefore they do not fear God.                                                                        Ps 55:18-19


Cast your burden on the LORD, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.                                         Ps 55:22


I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints. But let them not turn back to folly.  Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him,                               Ps 85:8-9


Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble.                                                                                     Ps 119:165


            The word ‘peace’ is actually in the bible 407 times! That’s a lot, considering that some of the other important words, ‘joy’-218 times and ‘goodness’ is only in 20 times,  ‘love’ is only 387 in the NKJV! So, we can understand that peace is something God really wants us to think on.


Peace is something God wants us to have! He loves us, and His goodness is given to us in joyful ways, but His peace is said to pass understanding!



In Psalm 55 we read that God redeemed the writer’s soul in peace. Have you ever felt that you needed saving from the trouble you were in? That your car was broken in the middle of a freeway, and you needed to get help but there was no phone around… or maybe you had piles of paperwork to get through by the end of the day and your computer was flaking out on you? Where did you go to find peace?

Some people think they can find peace in a cup of coffee. If we watch the TV adds we will see many encouraging this aspect of seeking peace.  Or in an Iced Tea Plunge! Well, those things can bring us to the point of taking time to think about things, which can give us a momentary peace. But only God can give us the whole thing, the real deal-- the peace that passes understanding down in our hearts!

So how can we receive this peace? Do we go to a store and buy it in a can?

“I wish that it was that simple!” you say?
It is!


Pray- Practice prayer punctuality! God is always waiting for us to come and pray… be on time! Don’t make him wait anymore! Plan to spend time, sharing and hearing His voice in prayer. His overwhelming peace will flow through you when this happens! The Psalms are full of prayers David prayed in the midst of battles and in the midst of death… and God granted Him peace!

Excursus- Use the faith… the faith in God to help you through, to encourage you to guide you!Keep the conversation going.  Know that His Word is full of remembrances of times He has come through tougher times than you are in and made it through! God is able; you know it so work with Him! Stretch those Godly muscles reading the Bible daily make the time longer each week just as you do with weight training or any other excursus you increase in baby steps. Do those reps! When you work out physically you repeat the same excursuses', so repeat the same reading until you get it!

Allow God to move! Allow God to do what you are waiting for! Accept that He is in control, and He is the one who has to work through it for you. The peace will come when you realize He is working on it for you!

Create a promise book! Write out all the scriptures that God shows you that encourage you in what you are going through. His peace will overflow in your heart each time you read them!  Journals are cheap, only a dollar at the dollar stores! Get one today and start writing down good things to think on!

Encourage- Encourage yourself in the Lord. You can write it down, you can read the Word, and you can do anything to remind yourself of His goodness. Listen to praise tapes, or any Christian CD that lifts you up. Just don’t dwell on the problem, the doldrums or whatever you are seeking peace in. Focus on Him, His goodness, and His love for you!  Do you know that God loves you so much and thinks you are so important that He would drop everything just to listen to your cry? He loves you that much! So much He died for you! Jesus died for our salvation, but also so that we could communicate with God the Father in such a wonderful way! So, we would know that He is available for us! When Jesus died on the cross, He opened up the door to our hearts so that we could be close and feel loved by God as well as knowing it intellectually. That we might have peace and have it in abundance! .


Now as He drew near, He saw the city and wept over it, saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. For days will come upon you when your enemies build an embankment around you, surround you and close you in on every side, and level you, and your children within you, to the ground; and they will not leave in you one stone upon another, because you did not know the time of your visitation."                                                                           Luke 19:41-44



These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. 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 14:25-28                                                       

In all of your life’s funs and troubles I pray that you may find peace. I hope that as you read the Word you will find that God has already given  you place for accepting peace over fear!  In Jesus’  name!


Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.                         2 Thessalonians 3:16


Dear Heavenly Father, Thank you for Your peace that passes understanding! Thank you for immeasurable peace in our hearts and minds when we keep our minds on You Lord God. Thank you for hearing our prayers and responding in our times of distress, or times of sorrow, need, whatever we cry out to you for today we thank You for that peace. In Jesus name, Amen.


Suggested Readings for this week.

Monday: Luke 19:38-44

Tuesday: 1 John 1:all

Wednesday: 2Thessalonians 3:1-18

Thursday: Romans 5:1-21

Friday: Romans 8:1-39

 Weekend readings: Luke 8:48 &John 14 all! Peace is with you all!





In His love,

Teresa M. Wilson




Copyright © 2005
  by Teresa M. Wilson.

Rom 8:24-25

For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.