Isaiah 32:18, NIV
My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.
When you throw a rock out into a lake that is calm as glass on the surface, it sends ripples across the whole lake. It looks like it causes a big disturbance. But the truth is, one foot beneath the surface was calm and peaceful. No fish exclaimed, "Call 911! Something's wrong!" Nothing on the surface affects the water down deep. It stays calm.
How easily do you get upset? If the pebbles that get thrown into your life are getting you frustrated and stealing your joy, you need to go down deeper in faith. "But the promotion at work fell through!" That's a pebble. "She offended me!" Another pebble. "The loan was denied!" Just a pebble disturbing the surface. That's not making light of those things, but when you get beneath the surface, you know God is still on the throne. Down deep where you choose to live, you'll feel a peace, you'll be at rest.
Prayer for Today
"Father, thank You for being the God of all peace. I want to draw closer to You and live deeper in You. I refuse to allow circumstances in my life or what others say and do to steal my joy. I declare that I will walk in peace and be at rest. In Jesus' Name, Amen."