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PEACE IN THE MIDST OF A STORM

The wind is howling and you are all alone. Your heart is breaking into a thousand pieces, you are convinced no one in the world can help you. No one understands how hard you try, and the pain is too deep to find comfort. The tears catch in your throat not being able to find the release of being shed.  

You look at the clock and are dismayed to see it's only 2 am; you can't call your friends at this hour. How are you going to get through this night?

Your heart can't take this amount of pain. You just want to go be with the Lord; it seems all you do is mess things up anyway.

Have you been here? I have many times, and it hurts in a way nothing else can. It feels like your insides are being ripped out and there is no release.

Where is the Lord, why won't He answer you? Is He angry and fed up with you? 

Or is this the senario?:

Where is my child? Lord what if this happens? What if they are hurt some- where and I don't know about it? What if that person hurts my grandchild? I can't stand this Lord, I need to do something; my child needs me and she/he won't listen.

Father please do something, this has to stop! Father are you hearing me at all?  Have I failed you too? Please listen to me, my child needs me and You.

HELP!  I CAN'T STAND THIS PAIN.. I FEEL LIKE I AM DYING! I KNOW SOMETHING IS WRONG!

If we haven't experienced the true knowledge of where the LORD is in our life, and we don't really know His heart, then this will indeed be a night of fear and extreme pain. 

We as a country are rapidly moving into a time of great hardship, and we need to be prepared for it.

The Lord will allow us to go through many hard times in preparation for such a time as this.

I have gone through times of intense fear and pain; concerning my daughter, granchildren, or my own failures as a minister.

Most of these horrible times of pain and torment are nothing more then the enemy of our soul, which is Satan's demons, putting thoughts upon us causing this great pain and fear.
 
Because we give into these thoughts put on us doesn't mean we aren't children of God, nor does it mean  we are spiritually bankrupt. What it does mean is that we don't know the heart of God.

If we are to continue in our walk with the Lord and mature with Him, then we need to push forward and learn to deal with this type of battle. If we don't learn to overcome in this area, then we will lead a defeated life and never know the true peace of God.

We need to get the Word of God:

The peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your heart and minds through Christ Jesus.  Phil 4:7

This is His promise to us, His Born Again believers. Peace is ours no matter the situation, but we must know how to receive and keep it.

As we take in the Word and eat it until we really know what it means and apply it to our own life, peace will become more of a reality.

It's important to find the scriptures that minister to each of us individually. I love:

Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.


If we really believe this promise then we need to praise God for all things, even what appears to be bad things. What happens when we praise the Lord?

2 Chr 20:22
And when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushments against the children of Ammon, Moab, and mount Seir, which were come against Judah; and they were smitten.

Is 12:1
And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee; though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.  

      

Ps 22:3
But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.


Glory to God!  We see here, when we praise God, He goes after our enemy, and He gives us comfort, as well as literally being in our  praises, which is pure power! Hallelujah!

As we read the word aloud and sing His praises for all that is going on, the power of God will sweep through our homes and our spirits giving us what we need.

The next time you are hit with this type of battle, stand up and fight!

I encourage you to study my link on Warfare, and if you apply  what you are learning, you will find the peace and victory you need. 

As the night takes over our country, we need to stand firm no matter what happens; trusting the Lord to take care of us and all His children and our seed.

We are a blessed people, but we need to rise up and take our proper place, not one of defeat, but of victory! Even if we lose jobs and money, our Father owns the cattle and He will see to it we are fed. But, we must learn to hear His voice and be obedient to His commands. Abba Father loves us so much, what have we to fear?

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