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Give me a peace of that!

Rembrandt: Christ in the Storm

So tell me the truth. When the hater of your soul throws storms at you…

And behold, there arose a great storm in the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves; but He Himself was asleep. ~ Matthew 8:24

… how well do you sleep?

There is something about Jesus’ inner peace that allowed Him to sleep in the storm.

You know what, this peace is supernatural.

Paul tells us:

And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:7

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, ~ Colossians 3:15

You see:

1)    There is no apparent reason for this peace

2)    It comes from the inside, from the Spirit of the living God who…

My Father will love him, and We will come to him, and make Our abode with him. ~ John 14:23

3)    It stands guard, protecting your heart, keeping fear at bay.

4)    It protects your mind, keeping worry and fretting from dominating every thought. Worry and fretting is what your mind busies itself with when your heart is ruled by fear.

5)    This treasure of unaccountable peace is locked in the safest of all safes – “in Christ.”

Picture it with me.

There is this fabulous treasure chest. Do you reckon your heart and mind a treasure worth guarding? Well it is! [Tweet this]

It is hidden away in an impenetrable fortress. They used to call Alcatraz “the Rock,” but that’s a leaky bucket compared to Christ!

Standing guard is a legion of heavenly armed and seriously beefy soldiers. We could call them Peace Keepers if you like.

That is how Jesus sleeps in a storm. He does not let His heart and mind entertain fear and worry.

He has heard the voice of His Father, and knows they are headed across the sea.

I hope you can see this today.

Ben NelsonI hope you will join me then.

Ben

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  1. Lisa

    Thank you for that today, last few days and still going through some very difficult dental issues and continuing, after a night of unbearable pain and discovering a fracture root in tooth during endodontist treatment I still have to see the oral surgeon today. yes, a storm, and for me a huge storm. I stand on those scriptures of peace and know who I am in my lord, but apparently I still have much to,learn as floods of anxiety and fear ravaged my mind. Thank you for that word, holding onto the hem of his garment and hiding under the shadow of his wings till these calamities pass. Keep me in prayer. blessings to you. found your blog few weeks back googling mistynedwards the harlot, anointed song. Finially saying hello!
    Lisa

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    1. Ben Nelson

      wow Lisa, So good of you to leave this message. Welcome! and thank you. I sure will pray, and I know others who drop by will hold you up before the Lord too. That Misty Edwards song really gets to me too.

      Father, as Lisa faces these storms of circumstance and pain in her world, I pray peace would rise up within her - unaccountable peace. As she clings to you I pray your life and healing would flow into and through her.

      God Bless you, and Hello!
      Ben

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  2. Deborah

    Thank you so much for this!!!! I SO needed this today. It just AMAZES me how God's timing is perfect. God bless you for bringing this message of HOPE today!

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    1. Ben Nelson

      It is a blessing to know this hit the spot today. Thank you for sharing that. As you can imagine, you simply put out what is on your heart, and sometimes you just don't know if it will make any difference.

      You have blessed me by sharing today.

      thank you Deborah!
      Ben

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