Peaceful, Easy Feeling

“I’ve got a peaceful, easy feeling And I know you won’t let me down…” What visual do you get as you read that?

There is a painting that depicts what real peace looks like to me, it’s the artist’s rendering of a little bird sitting on her nest, which is built in a little nook on the side of a cliff. You can see the wind blowing around her, while the lightning flashes but she seems calm and peaceful in the midst of the storm.

So many times, especially in financially hard times we can feel so alone. There is no one to help because everyone we know is in as deep as we are! But God is faithful, He never leaves! Someone told me that they couldn’t hear God’s voice and wanted to know if they were doing something wrong. The answer is no they are not wrong, we just have to learn to be sensitive to hearing Him so that we can.

What does that mean?

Before you have a child, you can be in a crowd of people and hear a child say “Mama” or “Daddy” and you will never even notice, it probably didn’t even register to your senses that you heard it. But when you have a child and hear a little voice call out, you immediately turn to see if it is YOUR child calling out for help. When you are young you can sleep through anything, thunder, barking dogs, but bring the baby home and suddenly your ears become huge receivers to hear the slightest whimper, you became sensitive to the sound of a child. Think of it this way, the same way the baby in the crib doesn’t know that you hear him, God hears us, because YOU are HIS baby! He is already sensitive to your cry, so there you are crying away, He is listening and is on His way to help, you just have to wait for Him to get there.

An old song says, “He may not come when you want Him, but He’ll come on time!”Psalm 55:22 “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.”  To Sustainmeans to maintain, nourish, provide food, bear, hold up, protect, support, defend; to supply the means necessary for living. This scripture is telling us that God will support, nourish, and provide for any person who acknowledges that the burden of cruel treatment (v21) is one that ONLY the Lord can handle! There have been times that I have thrown myself on His mercy and asked for help and it came immediately, then are the times I had to wait: Isaiah 41:30 But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings as Eagles, They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Back to Psalm 55:16 I call to God; God will help me. At dusk, dawn, and noon I sigh deep sighs—he hears, he rescues. My life is well and whole, secure in the middle of danger Even while thousands are lined up against me.This verse tells us that David prayed to God three times a day! How often do you go to God with your needs, or do you just expect Him to read your mind? If David had to pray that way and Daniel prayed that way what about US? Verse 22 says Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin.

Whatever your problem is, remember that you have His Word that He will sustain you, so do what the Psalmist said and then again in 1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 

Feel the peace!

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