have peace. In the world you will have tribulation;
have overcome the world.
of a troubling morn. The imagery spoke to me so clearly, strengthening me …
giving me understanding.
“There is a part of the sea known as ‘the cushion of the sea.’ It lies
beneath the surface that is agitated by storms and churned by the wind. It is
so deep that it is a part of the sea that is never stirred. When the ocean
floor in these deep places is dredged of the remains of plant or animal life,
it reveals evidence of having remained completely undisturbed for hundreds, if
not thousands, of years.
“The peace of God is an eternal calm like the cushion of the sea. It lies
so deeply within the human heart that no external difficulty or disturbance can
reach it. And anyone who enters the presence of God becomes a partaker of that
undisturbed and undisturbable calm.” ~ Arthur Tappan Pierson
I’m realizing that not only is the peace of God in me, but the God of
peace is with me. His peace is mine. His peace is yours. Not as the world
gives, but as our Father in heaven gives. Perfect peace. Complete peace. Freely
given is His peace “lying so deeply within the human heart that no
external difficulty or disturbance can reach it.” And His peace remains
for the child of God, a deep cistern of calm in the midst of the fiercest
these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence.
In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and
frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain,
undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm
you and have conquered it for you.]” ~ John 16:33, Amplified Bible
always. We need only to draw from its well.
Jones is an author/speaker who uses the words of her heart to assist fellow
Christians in discovering the Presence of God in their darkest hour. Her
devotional blog, Morning Glory, has become a place of community for Christians
to find encouragement in God’s Word and comfort in His Presence. She has been
published in several anthologies as well as the online inspirational sites Christian
Devotions, and Inspire a Fire. Nan has also had the honor of being featured as
a guest blogger on several sites. She is thrilled to announce her debut book, The
Perils of a Pastor’s Wife released June 30, 2015 by Lighthouse
Publishing of the Carolinas. When Nan isn’t writing, she enjoys leading prayer
retreats, bible studies or sharing God’s love as keynote speaker for special
events. She is becoming known by her brand: “Even so, I walk in the
Presence of the Lord” as she teaches her audience to go beyond the veil to
find God’s Presence. You may visit Nan at her website: www.NanJones.com or her blog, Morning
Nan has also created a facebook community page, Seeing Beyond The Veil,
to provide a place for folks to go and get away from the chaos for a few
moments and focus on Jesus through scripture, worship, testimony, and
inspirational quotes. For personal communication you may email Nan at firstname.lastname@example.org.