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Peace Be With You

By Dawn Ford — November 13, 2016

Less than a week ago I fell down the rabbit hole. Seriously. Somehow I woke up in a world turned upside down, and I’m sitting at the table with the Mad Hatter and the March Hare. I stare at the goings on, trying to make heads or tails of the riddles, going from bemused to completely disgusted with it all.

We’re all quite mad here.

Lucky for us we serve a God who is in complete control. No matter who wins what contest, God knew it from the end to the beginning. The Bible tells us not to fear 365 times. That’s once a day for a year, and then we can start it all over again.

Our teacher this Sunday morning talked about if we’re fearful and don’t know what to pray, or how to pray. He said to start by praying the scriptures.

Is your heart heavy with the burdens this country is under right now?

1 Peter 5:6-7 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.

Do you have doubts about what’s going to happen?

Matthew 28:17-18…but some doubted. Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.”

Is your heart troubled by the acts of people around you?

peaceJohn 14:27 Peace I leave you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your heart be troubled and do not be afraid.

Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

Ah, sweet, glorious peace. And one last scripture to get you through all the negative thoughts that threaten to crowd your mind.

Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think on such things.

Peace be with you all today, and every day.

About Author

Dawn is a young adult fiction author, creating authentic stories that cut through the lies we hide behind to break through to our inner truths. Her passions are her faith, family, shoes, purses, things that sparkle, and anything steampunk. Keep up with Dawn's news and events at dawnfordauthor.com.

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(9) Readers Comments

  1. November 14, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Well said, Dawn. Thank you!

    • Dawn Ford
      November 14, 2016 at 9:06 am

      :)

  2. Shari Barr
    November 14, 2016 at 9:14 am

    Wonderful verses to think about today, especially during all the chaos.

    • Dawn Ford
      November 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks, Shari. I hope it helps someone somewhere.

  3. Kav
    November 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Wise words. And I like that idea of praying the scriptures. I haven't heard that before. Sometimes I just can't form words....off to look up some healing scriptures.

    • Dawn Ford
      November 14, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      After we got out of class I thought about how I pray and realized I do pray the scriptures more than I thought. Just thinking about the power behind the inspired words and how they can be used to hold back any force that works against us is pretty amazing.

  4. lib1lady
    November 15, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Dear Dawn, Thanks I needed that. I'm waiting on word for a medical diagnosis and what you said was what I needed to hear. I will be calling tomorrow if I haven't heard anything.

    • Dawn Ford
      November 15, 2016 at 10:55 am

      lib1lady, I'm so glad I could help encourage you. Waiting is the worst! I'll pray for you. May God grant you what is needed in this moment.

  5. Stephanie Ludwig
    November 15, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    Dawn, thanks for these wonderful Scriptures. The words of our God are so much more powerful than we sometimes give them credit for!

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