• ABOUT
    Did you know?
    All of our earnings go to Christian charities.
    Click to learn more about us!
  • SHOP
    View the latest sales and promotions going on now!
    When you shop, you give.
  • GIVE
    See our latest Giving Challenge.
  • GROW
    Our blog shares devotionals, interviews, contests & moreā€”all to help you grow in your faith.

  • PreBuy the movie hit Left Behind

Strength and Peace

Posted on April 9, 2012 by Family Christian There have been 0 comments

“The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11

 

God gives strength and peace to those surrendered to Him. The benefits of being a dedicated believer in Jesus Christ include heaven’s infinite resources. Sin sucks life from the soul and replaces it with fear, while faith compounds calm and offers energy. Man’s methods may manipulate a false feeling of security, but God gives eternal security. Strength in the Lord replaces worry with hope—it’s what gets us through demanding days.

How can we access Christ’s calm and mighty power? What is the wisest route to experience the Almighty’s assets on an ongoing process?  When we daily die to self and come alive to Christ we position ourselves to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. So, strength and peace come from giving in to God, not giving up on God. As we surrender to our Savior Jesus, we win—indeed it's where we confess our weaknesses that we become strong.

"I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who has given me strength, that he considered me trustworthy, appointing me to his service. Even though I was once a blasphemer and a persecutor and a violent man, I was shown mercy because I acted in ignorance and unbelief." 1 Timothy 1:12-13

For example, unresolved anger loses its control when you admit its influence and exile its occupation of your heart. Shame from past experiences dissolves in the face of your heavenly Father's love and forgiveness. You are freed up to flourish in faithful living when you embrace God's ownership of your life. The Lord provides for His own. He stewards well His servants. Because God possesses you, He gives you exactly what you need.

Your ongoing strength and peace is a by-product of  belonging to Christ. Resilience grows as your mind marinates on your Master Jesus' principles for living. Resolve is a rock of refuge when heaven is your hope. Peace is a significant allocation in your portfolio of faith that is generously given by your heavenly Father. Thus, thank Him for His help. And prayerfully look around you for others you can help find strength and peace in God.

“And Saul’s son Jonathan went to David at Horesh and helped him find strength in God.” I Samuel 23:16

Prayer: Lord I surrender to your ownership of my life, I trust you for strength and peace.

Related Readings: 2 Samuel 22:30; 1 Chronicles 12:18; Luke 7:16; Hebrews 6:10

Post/Tweet this today: Strength comes from giving in to God, not giving up on God. #strength #surrender


This post was posted in Daily Devotion

Comments
Helping you find, grow, share and celebrate your faith
Who doesn't love free shipping!? At Family Christian, you can qualify TWO ways:

1. To your door (just $50 minimum)*

No coupon required! Simply add $50 worth of merchandise to your cart and select the "Free Shipping" option under "Shipping Method." Easy as pie.

* Valid on merchandise totaling $50 or more before taxes. Please keep in mind this is valid on domestic ground shipping to addresses within the U.S. only, not valid toward international delivery. Additional charges apply for express shipping. Terms subject to change without notice.

2. To your store (no minimum order required!)*

At checkout, select "Ship to your local Family Christian store" and enter your zip code to find our closest location. Not sure if there is a Family Christian nearby? Find your local store now.

* Valid on select merchandise only
Loading... Loading...