Filled With God’s Presence

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I am the Lord of Peace. I give you Peace at all times and in every way.

There is a deep, gaping hole within you that can be filled only by My peaceful Presence.

People who don’t know Me try to fill that emptiness in many different ways, or they simply pretend it isn’t there. Even My children often fail to recognize the full extent of their need: at all times and in every situation. But recognizing your neediness is only half the battle. The other half is to believe I can — and will — supply all you need.

Shortly before My death, I promised Peace to My disciples and to all who would become My followers. I made it clear that this is a gift: something I provide freely and lovingly. So your responsibility is to receive this glorious gift, acknowledging to Me not only your need but also your desire. Then wait expectantly in My Presence, ready to receive My Peace in full measure. If you like, you can express your openness by saying,

“Jesus, I receive Your Peace.”

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. — 2 Thessalonians 3:16

My God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:19

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

“Of course you’ll encounter trouble. But behold a God of power who can take any evil and turn it into a door of hope.” — Catherine Marshall

Do not let your heart envy sinners, but always be zealous for the fear of the Lord. There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. — Proverbs 23:17-18

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Your Turn

Have you really digested that God’s peace is available at all times and in every way?  Have you received His peace in His Presence? How would handling difficulties be different if you went about your day filled with His Presence instead of absorbed in trying to solve problems? We would love to hear your story of God’s peace in your life. Please, come join the conversation on our blog! ~ Devotionals Daily

Sarah Young

Sarah Young’s devotional writings are personal reflections from her daily quiet time of Bible reading, praying, and writing in prayer journals. With sales of more than 30 million books worldwide, Jesus Calling has appeared on all major bestseller lists. Sarah’s writings include Jesus Calling®, Jesus Always, Jesus Today™, Jesus Lives™, Dear Jesus, Jesus Calling for Little Ones, Jesus Calling Bible Storybook, Jesus Calling: 365 Devotions for Kids, Jesus Always: 365 Devotions for Kids, and Peace in His Presence-each encouraging readers in their journey toward intimacy with Christ. Sarah and her husband were missionaries in Japan and Australia for many years. They currently live in the United States.

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