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10 Powerful Keys to Receiving God’s Peace

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” Isaiah 26:3

Peace of mind. Peace of heart . . .

We all need it, especially in uncertain times, such as the global coronavirus pandemic we are currently facing.

So how do we get peace?

Do we go for a nature walk, soak in a bubble bath, practice deep breathing, eat chocolate, and so on?

Certainly, these can offer a measure of calm. But they lack the power to pull our souls up from deep despair. Only God can do that.

He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. Psalm 40:2

God is strong and powerful, ruler over all the earth. So it’s to him we turn for peace in times of trouble. God’s peace is like a strong, powerful, mighty warrior standing guard at the entrance of our heart and mind. It’s what protects our soul when fear tries to steal our joy and wreak havoc in our mind.

So how do we receive God’s peace when storms are raging around and within us?

Well, it’s not by osmosis. It takes intentionality and practice, prayer and praise, and capturing unruly thoughts. Mostly, it takes a willingness to obey God’s Word.

That said, I’ve gathered 10 powerful keys (taken from Philippians 4:8-9) to receiving God’s peace. They’ve been an incredible encouragement to me. I pray they will comfort and guard your heart and mind as you put them into practice:

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Hand Washing [ 2 Fun Spins on How to Use the 20 seconds]

With concerns over Coronavirus, most of us have been washing our hands raw, and singing “Happy Birthday” over and over and over . . .

The CDC recommends washing your hands for 20 seconds, which is roughly the amount of time it takes to sing “Happy Birthday” to yourself twice. Today I thought to myself, I’m tired of singing “Happy Birthday” over and over throughout the day to no one… (I was fitting in different names for fun, but that got old). So I decided to try other ways to make better use of my time.

The 2 things I mention below help me to stay positive, build my faith, and give God glory. I hope they’ll be a blessing to you too.

Here are two fun spins on how to use your 20 seconds:

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7 Positive Things You Can Do to Weather a Storm

7 Positive Things You Can Do To Weather a Storm
When storms comes, be strong and trust in God’s faithful promises and everlasting love for you!

With all the troubling news out there regarding Coronavirus, the flu, and natural disasters such as the recent tornado in Tennessee—we can easily become discouraged and fearful, and even feel helpless. We are all prone to such emotions. That said, we must never forget that God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). He has also given us many wonderful and powerful tools to protect ourselves and our families, both emotionally and physically.

Here are 7 positive, powerful, practical, and proactive things we can do to help us weather life’s storms and overcome:
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Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, Look Up!

A prayer for troubled hearts.

Encouraging words for troubled hearts . . .

Beloved of God, let not your heart be troubled. Look up! Lift your eyes above all the chaos and noise and discouraging news updates. Look to God. Trust him with all your heart. Talk to him continually. Hold fast to his faithful promises and love for you, and find peace…

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isaiah 26:3).

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Pawz and Pray,

Sweet Jesus, help me to lift my thoughts above all the disquieting things around me. Help me to center my thoughts on you, and find peace. Amen. 

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When Life Hurts Cling to These 3 Powerful Truths

When life hurts cling to these powerful truths

Encouraging words for troubled hearts . . .

When life hurts, there are many powerful Truths in God’s Word to lean on. These 3 often bring me the most comfort. If you’re hurting today, for any reason, cling to these 3 powerful truths:
God is good,
God loves you,
God is with you!

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” 1 Chronicles 16:34

“But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness.” Psalm 86:15

“And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

Sweet Jesus, when life hurts, help me to refocus on your goodness and love, and all your blessings. Thank you for being with me every moment of the day, for being my help, my anchor, and my hope. Amen. 

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