Recently when I was praying concerning a heartfelt matter I began to remember some wonderful comforting Scriptures.
First I want to remind you that our enemy has no intention of leaving us alone, especially if he thinks there is a notable weakness in our life. I have always felt like Satan could not read our mind- but he can plant seeds in our mind, if we don’t rebuke them. He can read out actions, also, many times we profess doubt by the very words that come out of our mouths.
I just felt like telling and reminding you the devil is a liar. Be aware that he doesn’t give up easily- he never gives up, but it would benefit us all to learn certain scripture.
There is an abundance of help and comfort for us in the Bible. It is very important for a child of God is to realize we can have peace in this troubled world, plus the other benefits of knowing Christ.
One source of true peace is found in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled neither let it be afraid.”
Dakes has a side note that is worth repeating pertaining to the above verse. Jesus was saying I leave with you my last, my best, my dying legacy- peace, not the kind the world gives.
This means of peace from things that come to hinder us- there are no exceptions through Christ.
Some more of the comforting scriptures that come to mind are these:
“Now unto him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Ephesians 3:20 (KJV)
“Just consider His willingness, He hears when we call on Him, and He is able to move on our behalf. God is not limited to what is seen from the natural eye. He can make a way when there seemeth no way.”
“No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you, this is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and this is their vindication from me declares the Lord.” Isaiah 54:17 (NIV)
The more the enemy of our soul rears his old ugly head the more we look to the author and finisher of our faith. The more we overcome the stonger we become- and the more faith we have.
We must keep uppermost in our mind this earth is not our permanent dwelling place. We have only a few short years here, and that should be spent preparing for eternity.
Think of some of the happiest moments in your life and it still cannot compare to heaven.
“But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.” I Corinthians 2:9 (KJV)
Some of the happiest times and moments spent in my life are with my children and grandchildren. This past week my grandchildren Carson, 15, Camryn, 12 and Carter, 10 were on fall break. Bob was out of town for a few days so Cristie and the three of them spent several days with me. You might ask how could three that age like to spend days out in the country without all the new electronic gadgets. You would be amazed what you can do with one on one with your children or grandchildren. We played games, the boys went walking in the woods. One night we built a campfire and roasted marshmallows and hot dogs. I made some of their favorites dishes, upon request. Homemade waffles and syrup, chicken and dumplings and homemade doughnuts were at the top of the list.
Of course knowing Christ and His goodness is the best thing- but it is priceless that he allows such joy and peace when the world and the enemy is raging.