June 16, 2015

Finding Peace

Almost everyone I know wants more peace in their lives. Many people that I know are desperately hoping and grasping for what seems altogether impossible in their present situations. They don’t see solutions but just maybe they can find some peace.
If there is a remedy for finding peace in our turmoil-filled lives, it will happen when we see our Holy God as He is, Almighty, all powerful, all-knowing, wholly Sovereign.

We will not learn how to free ourselves of anxiety - until we learn to give Him our worries and believe He will never forsake us no matter what is going on, according to the promise of Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Most worry develops because we cannot fix our problems. We can’t make things happen and we can’t make things stop. When we choose to trust, worry loses its fierce grip from our nervously wringing hands.

We will have peace when we believe the same God who parted seas, loosed prison chains, and used marching men shouting and blowing trumpets to topple a city wall, is the same God who never leaves us in our hour of need. This same God will walk with us in the fiery trials of our lives.

We will have peace when we believe with assured confidence that He will carry our burdens and He will also carry us. He is all the help we will ever need. This is why we can find peace when we make the significant choice to trust the Lord.

Isaiah 26:3 
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.

For those of you who live in the Dallas area, you will probably recognize the Margaret Hunt Bridge over the Trinity River south of downtown. These photos were taken Saturday, June 6th, one week after the torrential rains that caused the flooding. We took the photos from the Continental Avenue Bridge that is next to the Margaret Hunt Bridge. If you haven't been down there, it is a bridge that is open to pedestrians and no vehicles. The last photo is looking over the other side of the Continental Avenue Bridge at the flood waters and you cannot even tell where the Trinity River is supposed to be between the rows of trees. It is usually a very narrow ribbon of water. 
You can click on photos to enlarge.