Strength and Peace
"He will give His people strength. He will bless them with peace" (Psalm 29:11).
Scott, a professing atheist with the morals of an alley cat, insisted that he had peace in his heart. Though rare, it is possible for people to harden their hearts so much that God ceases to draw them to Himself, and they experience a counterfeit peace.
The psalmist, of course, is talking about a different kind of peace. Ocean voyagers in the storm are at peace because they know the ship is sound and the pilot is skillful. In the same way, we as believers are at peace because we serve God who gives His people strength and blesses them with peace.
"His people," of course, refers to those who have placed their trust and faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior. None other may claim such a wonderful promise.
Significantly, "strength" comes before "peace." This is God's strength: "Who would certainly fail without it. Then this very same strength results in peace, God's peace "that passes all understanding."
God's strength enables us to contend with the powers of darkness, within the world and within our own natural depravity.
Peace, the great blessing of the gospel is two-fold:
- Peace with God through Christ, and
- Peace of mind.
Strength and peace to live the abundant, supernatural life is available to all His people. You may claim your share today by faith.
Bible Reading: Psalm 71:9-16
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: Those two great blessings, strength and peace, will be mine today in direct proportion to my faith and trust in Him, who is my peace.
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