Forfeiting Our Peace

This morning I read the following in my morning devotionals. It spoke real truth into my life, and hope it will speak the same truth into your life.

Prayerlessness is one of many ways by which we can easily forfeit the peace God wants us to have. Here is eight more ways:

Resent God’s ways.
Worry as much as possible.
Pray only about things you can’t manage by yourself.
Refuse to accept what God gives
Look for peace elsewhere than in Him
Try to rule your own life.
Doubt God’s word.
Carry all your cares

If you’d rather not forfeit your peace, here are eight ways to find it:

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

“Be anxious for nothing….” Phil. 4:6

“In everything make your requests know to God in prayer and petition with thank thanksgiving. Then the peace of God will guard your hearts” Phil 4:6-7

“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me… will find rest” Matt. 11:29

“Peace is my parting gift to you, my own peace, such as the world cannot give” John 14:27

“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” Col. 3:15

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing” Rom. 15:13

“Cast all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you.” 2 Peter: 5:7

Elisabeth Elliot

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