But all who listen to Me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm. – (Proverbs 1:33, NLT)
But those who listen to Me will live in safety and comfort. They will have nothing to fear. – (Proverbs 1:33, ERV)
First pay attention to Me, and then relax. Now you can take it easy – you’re in good hands. – (Proverbs 1:33, MSG)
God does not promise that we will not have fear nor trouble come our way, yet when we listen to Him, His peace will be our protection and comfort, despite what we encounter. Our focus determines our feelings. If we fix our eyes on that which lies before us, fear can tend to take over. However, if we allow our gaze to reset on our Redeemer, peace is present in knowing that He is far greater than anything that lies ahead. May we look to the Lord, who is our peace, and listen to Him, as He is our provider of protection and comfort, even when chaos comes close.
When days seem too long,
And fear tries find space;
May we choose to seek,
The God of all grace.
For in Him, there’s peace,
Safety to find rest;
He is far greater,
Than our biggest mess.
Those who seek the Lord,
Have nothing to fear;
For peace is present,
When the Lord is near.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we listen to You, we find Your peace and are not troubled by fear. Thank You that we can find comfort in You. Forgive us for allowing the troubles of the world to overwhelm us, rather than run to You for comfort. Teach us to trust You more, as You are our safe space and our comfort, no matter what sort of chaos comes our way. Show us how to love others well, so that we may be extensions of Your peace, safety and comfort to those who need it most. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we listen to You to live in Your perfect peace, no matter what surrounds us. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him. – Psalm 34:8