DIVINE PEACE LIKE PAIN KILLERS…

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Hi guys! Good morning,

This is a quick one… So I was just thinking about pain killers and how they work in the human body system. They basically just numb pains and make the person feeling pains unaware of it until it subsides and finally stops. In order words, because a person takes pain killers and feel relieved does not necessarily mean that there’s absence of the pains, like I said earlier it numbs pains and if you’ve noticed after the medication wears off, the person falls back to feeling the same excruciating pain(s). Now, this is basically likened to divine peace.

Divine peace is just like the pain killer. The out pouring of divine peace into the life of a person passing through a stormy or chaotic phase in their life is usually so effective and evident. This is the reason why you’ll see someone who must have lost his/her job, lost a loved one, failed an examination or is faced with some sort of great disappointment still being jolly, despite the loss. But this does not mean that they aren’t passing through a tough phase at that moment. The same way the pain killers numb the pains and makes the person unaware of the pains, is the same way the grace of divine peace from the Prince of Peace(Jesus) numbs the pains and sorrows experienced during great losses or tough times as mentioned above (Psalm 119:165). It is important to note that experiencing divine peace does not necessarily cause the eradication of the storm but instead, be sure for it to cause the presence of an unexplainable calmness, rest and overwhelming joy during the season of the storm.

In order to access that sort of grace, you ought to know the One(our Lord Jesus Christ) who gives it freely to those who are in need of it and ask (Matthew 7:7, Philippians 4:7-6). It’s not enough to just ask once and keep quiet. You’ll have to constantly ask for the grace to receive such peace of mind from Him during and even after that stormy phase. Peace of mind is priceless and should be obtained. It shouldn’t be traded for anything in this world.

Point focus/Prayer: Ask God to come into your life and reveal more of Himself to you, that you may experience His divine peace like never before. ( See also: John 16:33, John 14:27, Isaiah 26:3. Meditate and pray these scriptures back to God. Remember He honors His words more than His name).

Have a fabulous and peaceful day!.. 🙂

~ Mary Agaruwa.

Prayer: Psalm 51

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Psalm 51:1-12- King James Version (KJV)

Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions.

Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.

Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest.

Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.

Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities.

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.

11 Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.

12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

(Personalize prayer)

Prayer: Psalm 3

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Psalm 3:2-8- New International Version (NIV)

Many are saying of me,
    “God will not deliver him.”

But you, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
    and he answers me from his holy mountain.

I lie down and sleep;
    I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.
I will not fear though tens of thousands
    assail me on every side.

Arise, Lord!
    Deliver me, my God!
Strike all my enemies on the jaw;
    break the teeth of the wicked.

From the Lord comes deliverance.
    May your blessing be on your people.

(Personalize prayer)

Prayer: Psalm 63

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Psalm 63- New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 63

A psalm of David. When he was in the Desert of Judah.

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary
    and beheld your power and your glory.
Because your love is better than life,
    my lips will glorify you.
I will praise you as long as I live,
    and in your name I will lift up my hands.
I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;
    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

On my bed I remember you;
    I think of you through the watches of the night.
Because you are my help,
    I sing in the shadow of your wings.
I cling to you;
    your right hand upholds me.

Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
    they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
    and become food for jackals.

11 But the king will rejoice in God;
    all who swear by God will glory in him,
    while the mouths of liars will be silenced.

(Personalize the prayer)

Prayer: Psalm 20

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Psalm 20- New International Version (NIV)

Psalm 20

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
    may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
    and accept your burnt offerings.
May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
    and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now this I know:
    The Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
    with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
    but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king!
    Answer us when we call!

(Personalize the prayer)