Hurricane Peace

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27 ESV

Though we lost power last night at around 7 pm, we made it through the night safe and sound. It’s funny how without lights or television that we were able to get to sleep early with no problems! Rather than being a fearful situation it was actually kind of peaceful. Of course we spent the time to text our kids and keep our close friends updated but then we just packed all our essential food in our big cooler with lots of icepacks and went to bed. Thank God also for our Youversion app on our phones that allowed us to read our Bibles in the dark, before praying and then peacefully drifting off to sleep.

Yes, Jesus left us peace…His peace and He adds to the promise a challenge. That is to not let our hearts be troubled. Notice, He gives the peace unconditionally, but He tells us that it is our job to manage our emotions. He will keep us always safely in His hands…no strings attached….but for us to enjoy the full benefit of His gift our part is to guard against fear. “Don’t let your hearts be troubled!” Like the command that stills winds and waves (and we had plenty in Florida yesterday!), the words of Jesus will calm our hearts. He has promised that when we ask, seek and knock, that He will give us all we need. Now Jesus is asking, seeking and knocking at our hearts. We mustn’t allow fear to keep the door bolted! If we just trust the voice that is asking for us to open, if we allow the one who is seeking after us to find us and when we open our door, He has promised that His peace will carry us through whatever Hurricane is shaking our world. Now that’s a peace we can use, not only in hurricanes but every day in everything we face. Have a blessed day all. Now if I could just find a way to make coffee!

19 thoughts on “Hurricane Peace

  1. WoW! THAT would be my greatest peace disturbance in your situation as well: how to make coffee! Maybe there’s a 7-11 with Starbucks? if that would be open with the power out, though.
    You and all Florida were prayed for whenever the Lord woke me up last night.
    ❤️& 🙏, c.a.

    • Oh then you will identify with this morning’s irony. With the storm past, we packed our car and headed towards home. Of course there is no power anywhere except one large gas station and I am thinking, “Yay coffee!” Then I opened the door to see the 50 people standing in line. I sadly closed the door and muttering, “unless they are handing out gold bars, I am not waiting in that line!”

  2. I sure have been praying for you and your family and all the others affected by this terrible hurricane. Only a true relationship with God can fill you with such peace. I pray you don’t have much if any damage. And that tomorrow you get some coffee. Blessings and peace!

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