No, You Need Peace

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“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You” Isaiah 26:3, NKJV.

Read the Scripture above out loud and think on how it applies to you.

I’ll never forget a season in my life when every time I went to the altar for prayer the minister would tell me that I needed peace. I would go to them and say, “I need prayer for wisdom because I’m having to make important decisions.” They would look at me and say, “No, you need peace.” Then I would go up to the altar again the next Sunday-this time to a different person-asking for prayer for my marriage and family. Same response, “No, you need peace.” After this happened several times I became frustrated because I thought I already had peace. So I asked my husband, “Do I look peaceful to you?” He smiled and said, “No, you look like you always have a lot on your mind.” I didn’t have peace at all because my mind was on everything else but God.

Peace is more than a feeling, it’s a knowing that everything is going to be alright because God is in control. It’s a song on your heart and an attitude of praise because you know God won’t let you down. In every situation, you can trust in the Lord to make good on His promises to you. You can choose not to worry about how He is going to do it or when He will come through. You can choose to fix your mind on His promises instead of the problems because you know He loves you, He’s with you and He is in full control.

Prayer: Father God, I thank You for speaking to my heart. You are my faithful God and I love You! Help me to keep my mind stayed on You. Keep me in Your perfect peace. I can’t do anything in my own strength. You are the only One who can do it. I put my total trust in You right now and I ask that You be glorified in my life. In Jesus name, Amen.

Some people don’t want your help.

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“The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it” Proverbs 10:22, NKJV.

Here is understanding that can help you in life if you receive it:

Some people aren’t ready to change.
Some people don’t want your help.

If you can understand these two things, you will save yourself plenty of heartaches. Maybe you’re like me, you are wired to fix things, to help things grow, to make things better. You would probably bend over backward if you knew someone needed your help. But what do you do when they don’t want it?

There is no sense in exerting all of your time and energy, and spending all of your money on someone that doesn’t care about their own well-being. You can bring a horse to the water, but you cannot force it to drink. So many women are deeply depressed today because they gave all they had to someone that could care less. They bought cars, houses, clothes and shoes for someone that didn’t want their help. Now their credit is all messed up and the man is gone out the door, the person is gone back on the streets, the relative ended up right back in jail, and the friend you tried to help went right back to the abusive boyfriend.

Listen, my sister, thank God you are wired the way you are, but you have to know when to back off and let God do the fixing. Let Him do the changing and let Him make the spiritual adjustments that you can’t see. Bless them, encourage them and yes, fervently pray for them, but you go on and live the life God has called you to live.

Now let’s pray: Wow, LORD. You know how to get my attention. I needed this word today. I have found myself trying to help people that do not want it. It’s frustrating, tiring and expensive. I give every person to You LORD. Only You can give them what they truly need. Help them to see Your light and understand Your love and plan for their lives. Now, i pray you strengthen me. Replenish me. Restore all that I’ve given away or purchased out of good intentions, and help me to move forward and live the life you’ve called me to live. In Jesus name, Amen.