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Peace in the Midst of the Storm
April 2, 2020 by Nancy Ruegg
Today’s post is an acrostic poem (I use that term lightly!) of praise and prayer, based on the phrase, “peace in the midst of the storm.” For each letter, I chose scriptural affirmations that seemed especially appropriate for this time of upheaval and uncertainty. (You’ll find the references at the end of the post.)
Why the Bible? There is no better source of hope and strength.
Abraham Lincoln expressed it this way during his time of trouble:
(Photo taken in1863, in the midst of the Civil War.)
I believe that the Bible is the best gift
That God has ever given to man.
All the good from the Savior of the world
is communicated to us through this book.
I have been driven many times to my knees
By the overwhelming conviction
That I had nowhere else to go.
While collecting biblical truths that apply to our current situation, I felt my own heart uplifted.
May the following be an encouragement to you as well.
Praise be to the Lord our mighty Rock; from
Everlasting to everlasting he is God.
As we cast our cares on him, he will sustain us.
Call on him when in distress and he will answer; his
Ears are attentive to our cry.
I trust in your unfailing love, O Lord.
Nothing is too hard for you.
The Lord watches over the way of the righteous.
He performs miracles and displays his power among the people.
Every promise he has fulfilled; not one has failed.
My shield is God Most High.
In him I take refuge.
Do not fear; he is with us…and will help us. He will
Satisfy our needs and strengthen our frame.
Truly, our souls can find rest in God; our salvation comes from him.
Our Lord is gracious, righteous, and full of compassion; the
Fruit of his righteousness is peace.
Those who know his name trust in him, for he has never
forsaken those who seek him.
He hides us in the shadow of his wings; the
Eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
who hope in his unfailing love (Psalm 33:18a).
Send us your light and your faithful care, O God. Let them guide us
day by day.
Thank you for always leading us in triumph.
Our enemies you will trample; with you we will gain the victory.
Righteous and kind are all your ways and all your works.
My hope is in you.
Peace–Psalm 144:1; 90:2; 55:22; 86:7; 34:15b
In–Psalm 13:5a; Jeremiah 32:17b
The–Psalm 1:6; 77:14; Joshua 23:14
Midst–Psalm 7:10a; 16:1b; Isaiah 41:10; 58:11; Psalm 62:1
Of–Psalm 116:5; Isaiah 32:17
The–Psalm 9:10; 17:8b; 33:18
Storm–Psalm 43:3a ISV; 2 Corinthians 2:14; Psalm 60:12; Psalm 25:21b
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P.S. (from bruce) When there is no other place to turn…turn to God !! If you’re not a “born again” Christian, is the Holy Spirit urging you to open this link ?? Here is the truth for this most important days writing, about how God’s grace is received to become a Christian in God’s eyes; through understanding and obeying the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ… https://godsmanforever.com
To my brothers and sisters in Christ, please feel free to share this message of the cross with those in need…
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