Monday, March 15, 2010

Peace Like a River...

I have had an overwhelming sense of peace these past few days and I KNOW that it is all because of the Beth Moore Bible Study I am participating in...Breaking Free.


Last night as I was sitting at the bar working on the study, my sweet friend Amy sent me a text message. We were talking back and forth about where we are literally and emotionally with our journey to become parents. In between texts, I read this...


"Sometimes when we finally give up trying to discover all the answers to the why's in our lives and decide to trust a sovereign God, unexpected peace washes over us like a summer rain."


Now if that's not God talking to us right there, I don't know what is!!


Then I read this verse...


"Then you would have had peace like a river and righteousness rolling like waves." ~Isaiah 48:18


And yet another sign...


"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." ~Isaiah 43:2-3


Beth Moore said it best when she said...


"To have peace like a river is to have security and tranquility of heart and mind while meeting many bumps and unexcpected turns on our life's journey through change. Peace is submission to a trustworthy Authority, not resignation form all activity."


Please Lord...continue to give me peace like a river.

6 comments:

K said...

I really needed to read this today! Thank you for sharing. I'm going to buy that book today :)

amy (metz) walker said...

Such a great text! I saved it on my phone to go back to again when I need it!

rae said...

Thank you for sharing! I sure needed to hear that today!!

Lori said...

Thank you for sharing this. It's amazing how God know just what I need to hear!!

Thank you for comment. I will be praying!!!

monelle said...

I am so glad you wrote this and I read it. I have been struggling as to WHY I didn't get a position I recently applied for. I have a million WHYS and What ifs... I need to trust God's plan.

Thanks

Melissa said...

You know, I've never done Breaking Free - I've done five of Beth Moore's but not Breaking Free...my church did it before I joined it and I had never heard of Beth More before I joined our current church.


Isn't neat when God sends us messages from different places?