A Moment To Praise 7.26.21

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader

Peace

“Would someone please give me a break? I need a vacation! I need to find a way to restore myself and rest! How many days until I get to go out of town?”

Have you ever felt any of these feelings? I know I have, and I bet you have too!

Sometimes, the day-to-day struggles and strife with work, family, illness, and friendships can get to us and we cry out for a break! It’s normal and natural for this to happen periodically, and we’re all human in our need to lay low sometimes.  Our differences can often appear in the way we deal with these distractions in our lives.

Sometimes, we run full force into the world to help us soothe the problems of our lives. If we are not careful, we can fall into a cycle of addiction, self-hate, and sin.  Ultimately, these behaviors rob us of the joy that God wishes for us to have, even in the midst of trial. Read this scripture to get a different perspective on where we should run to for strength.

A Moment To Praise 7.26.21 in Scripture
John 14:27 NIV – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give – Bible Gateway

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

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God is clearly telling us that we are to run to Him to receive the gift of peace that He has given us through Jesus Christ. We are not to rely on what the world deems right or good in order to soothe ourselves. Instead, we are to lean solely on God. At the end of the passage, He says, “…do not be troubled.” Four little words that truly pack a punch. God is reminding us to let things go. We should not allow memories and feelings surrounding hard times to linger in our hearts and minds, nor should we continue to rehash them and get worked up over them. When we do those things instead of leaning on His peace, we fall into sin and behaviors that are not of God.

Don’t allow the world to win out in your daily struggles. Instead, allow God to break through and grant you true peace. Speak of the joys in life and not the hardships. And turn everything over to God and let Him give you a well-deserved and needed break!

Friends, God loves you more than you can ever know. He wants a good, joy-filled life for you!

A Moment To Praise 7.26.21 in Song

Enjoy this song while you take a few minutes to find your peace.

Give Me Your Peace | Live | Gateway Worship

Available on all digital music platforms: https://smarturl.it/givemeyourpeace “Give Me Your Peace” live at Gateway Conference 2019.Leader: Zac Rowe Songwriters…

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Have a great week!

Joyce