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Finding Peace Through Surrender to God

“Now My soul has become troubled; and what shall I say, ‘Father, save me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour” (John 12:27, NASB).

We need direction.  Day by day, hour-by-hour, for us to live our best lives according to the unique purpose that God has called us to, we need the word of the Lord guiding us.  Surrender is what brings the peace that surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:7)…no matter our circumstances.

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Overcoming the Waves of Overwhelm

On this particular day I sit in the silence and let the wave just crash over me. If it was an actual wave it’d be enough to drown me but it’s not that type of wave.

It’s a wave of overwhelm that floods my soul.

It threatens to pull me out to the deep if I don’t find something to cling to. It wants to drag me to the place where fears overtake and hope gets washed away.

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5 Qualities that Make Jesus the Good Shepherd

Jesus called himself the good shepherd.   When he said this, his audience probably knew well the role of a shepherd.  I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met an actual shepherd.  I decided that if I wanted to know more about Jesus, I should learn more about shepherds as I studied the scriptures.  What I found was encouraging- and I hope it encourages you as well.

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Finding Rest in God

There are two types of rest:  spiritual and physical.  We need both kinds of rest if we want to be healthy. The following is about spiritual rest.  What does is mean to find rest in God?

Trusting in God’s unfailing love, and believing that he will do for us what we can’t do for ourselves is how we can find rest in God.  God will show us his will for our lives and he will give us the strength to accomplish it.  We don’t need to be constantly striving and achieving on our own strength.

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