In the last two months, I have been in several conversations with upset and anxious people. Hearing their circumstances makes me understand their distress, but mid-conversation I hear again the instructions I heard that morning to “stay still” and “stay thankful”. I want to say to them, “I know it is a challenge when you are anxious and “what-ifs” are erupting in your thoughts and shooting holes in every hope that raises its head, but find the quiet stillness of confidence in God. Then be thankful that opens the door to Him and He is already on the doorstep.”
As the people of God assemble may they encourage one another to hope in the Word of God and the God of His Word. May they be reminded of the unfailing Word of God and find rest in safety and fear none. “And you shall be secure and feel confident because there is hope; yes, you shall search about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.” (Job 11:18, Amp)
Many people do not feel secure in many locations throughout their comings and goings of a week. But I pray you find your home to be that place. May your home be a sanctuary and may you be at peace there. May you find comfort and safety within its walls and comfort from those who dwell there. May you have quiet and solitude and not be invaded by inordinate noise and commotion of nearby dwellings. There is a promise Jehovah gave Israel that I believe those who trust in Jesus can claim for their families: (Jer.30:10b, GNT) “…You will come back home and live in peace; you will be secure, and no one will make you afraid.” We are praying you discover daily that you are at peace in your home.
Click on the link below to watch a video of Marty Gabler praying
for your home to be a place of peace:
YOUR HOME A PLACE OF PEACE
As the people of God assemble today, may they be assured of God’s peace that passes all understanding and seeks to dwell in their hearts by the power of the risen Christ. May they realize and embrace the unity of the Body of Christ and the strength of oneness in our Lord as they boldly make prayers unto God for the salvation of our nation. “Confuse the speech of my enemies, O Lord! I see violence and riots in the city,” (Ps.55:9, GNT) “Felix, who knew Christians didn’t go around starting riots…” (Acts 24:22a, Living Bible)
As the people of God assemble today may all impression and/or delusion of sameness and changelessness dissipate like a mist in the face of the truths and reality of the Word of God—that Word which changes not but changes people and circumstances.
“I want a walk in the country, I want a cabin in the woods. I’m desperate for a change from rage and stormy weather.” (Ps.55:8, Msg)