The Word for Today

by Bob and Debby Gass

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‘This peace will control the way you think and feel.’ Philippians 4:7 CEV

People often say God won’t give us anything we can’t handle. But it’s truer to say He won’t give us anything He can’t handle. Do you feel like there is too much to do and not enough of you to do it? Let this Scripture percolate in your mind: ‘May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ (Romans 15:13 NIV)

The way to have peace in the midst of a troubled situation is by staying filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. How do you do that? By developing a spiritual hunger and letting God fill you. He can give you a sense of serenity when you’re surrounded by stress. So, if you’re in over your head today, pray this: ‘Father, You said no weapon formed against me shall prosper (see Isaiah 54:17). I can’t keep the enemy’s weapons from being formed, but I know You will keep them from prevailing against me. You said if I ask anything according to Your will, You will grant my request (see 1 John 5:14–15). You said when I walk in obedience, I will be blessed when I come in, when I go out, when I lie down, and when I get up (see Deuteronomy 28:6; Psalms 1:1;  3:5). You told me to turn all my troubles over to You and You will take care of me (see 1 Peter 5:7). So here they are! Today I’m standing on Your promises. You said it! I believe it! That settles it! Amen.’

SoulFood: 1 Chron 17:1–20, Heb 11:4–12:3, Ps 18:20–29, Pr 4:18

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2023

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