Regain your peace…

Peace is a right Jesus died to give you. He said:
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives” John 14:27
“For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” –2 Corinthians 1:20
“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” –John 14:27
“To be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace…. The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit.” –Romans 8:6, 16
“Love never fails.” –1 Corinthians 13:8

We pray ?? and trust our Lord, that His Joy comes with the morning always in His perfect timing.
Psalm 30:1-5 ~ Ecclesiastes 3:11

Be encouraged…

God’s plan for your life is that you have joy and live life to the fullest. Despite the challenging times of today, there is always an opportunity to choose love and rise above resentment and fear. The Bible was created to remind us of such truth and to encourage us to believe in the goodness of God.

“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.” ~
Isaiah 12:2
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. ~
Isaiah 40:31
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. ~
Joshua 1:9
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. ~Deuteronomy 31:8

How do we pray?

What do we do with worry during a crisis? 
I just read a blog by Seth Dahl, children’s pastor, and author, that explains a very familiar scripture in a simple way that helped me pray in a more effective way, at the same time encouraging way:

Philippians 4:6 tells us, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything,” he is first and foremost telling us it is possible not to worry. This is the first step to ending worry in our lives, regardless of the circumstances around us. He doesn’t say, “pray about everything, then you won’t worry about anything.” While that is true, this verse teaches us what to do with worry when it comes. Worry is our signal to pray.
But prayer is not complaining. Paul says in The New Living Translation of this verse says, “tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done” (Philippians 4:6). So rather than telling God what’s wrong, we must ask ourselves the question, “what do I need in this situation?” and “how do we tell him?” Declare what you need knowing that you are in Christ as God hears you, thanking him in advance for it, and thank God for what He’s done in the past for you. Remembering all the times, God has been there for us and helped us and rescued us before, which will cause our faith to rise in our hearts.

Biblical Resources

Bible Study Tools, Encouraging Scriptures
Daily Verses, Encouraging Scriptures
Open Bible, Encouraging scriptures that link to Bible Gateway.