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Romans 9:16

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

it does not depend on human will and effort, but on God who shows mercy.



Have you had a time when you were surrendered to Christ in the midst of real difficulty and you found His peace beyond understanding? Can you also say that you have had an absence of peace in much less trying circumstances? Have you ever wondered what the difference was?

When we are in crisis and finally give up trying to discover all the answers to the whys in our lives, His unexpected peace washes over us like a summer rain. But in far less strenuous circumstances, we may not be as desperate or as likely to turn them over to God. Peace comes only in situations that are completely surrendered to the sovereign authority of Christ.

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I know this is so true and I need to get better at giving the less strenuous circumstances to Him. How about you?
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  • DOROTHYBERO
    SO VERY TRUE!
    2827 days ago
  • KTTAYLOR21
    Look how God works.... I was listening to Dr. Wayne Dyer in the car and he stated an affirmation that I wrote down and will say daily.. "I only attract peace in my life". Navigating on spark, randomly came across your page... and what are you speaking on PEACE!!!! This is my committment to myself is to find peace in every situation. I choose peace.
    2827 days ago
  • EBEAMS
    Yes ... yes ... and yes ... I only wish I would stay under the Blood instead of wandering around lost again. It seems like it should be so easy but it's so hard. I keep on praying for the things that I need in Life to shape me into the woman I'm supposed to be. Problem usually is the person who stares back at me in the mirror ... sigh ... God is so very good!
    2827 days ago
  • NELLIEC
    Somewhat over a year ago, I kept getting a little message from God -- "change." Therefore when circumstances demanded that I sell my house to go live somewhere else, I just kept depending on God to direct the situation rather than freaking out. There have been other changes, so I have been more able to cope with God's help, than if He hadn't warned me. He knows I do not particularly like change, so I am assuming that is why He warned me!

    2828 days ago
  • JILLITA55
    One night I went to sleep as normal. I awoke in the middle of the night and Jesus (his face) came to me and said I would be alright. I awoke and wondered what He was talking about. A few months later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remembered what Jesus said to me in my dreams. I knew I was going to be alright. Praise the Lord everyday! emoticon
    2828 days ago
  • MUSICMOMOF2
    Amen!
    2828 days ago
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