John 14:27 – I give you peace, the kind of peace that only I can give. It isn't like the peace that this world can give. So don't be worried or afraid. (CEV)
Like many in later years, I was having a tossing-and-turning, sleepless night. This is not unusual for me, as I have been under spiritual attack for many years. I must cope with audible voices 24/7, and nighttime is the most difficult. Often, I only get to sleep when it is time that most people are arising.
Often after such a night, it is difficult to finally awaken once I do get to sleep. Early this morning, still asleep in a dream after an all-night attack, I started to hear the beautiful old hymn, Wonderful words of life by Philip Bliss, being sung by multiple voices. Then as I was becoming fully awake, I was hearing these words from Wonderful peace, by Warren Cornell, being sung:
- Peace, peace, wonderful peace,
Coming down from the Father above!
Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray,
In fathomless billows of love.
This got me moving and out of bed to come alive and begin my day. I felt so good — it was like a choir of angels was serenading me. I went to my piano, got out my hymn book, sat down, and played this beautiful old hymn. The words are still going through my head several hours later. This has made my day so peaceful.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 – I pray that the Lord, who gives peace, will always bless you with peace. May the Lord be with all of you. (CEV)
Although few of my readers may toss and turn all night struggling with voices, many people have other struggles that keep them awake at night: financial uncertainties, health concerns, relationship issues, parenting problems, addiction pressures, and marital worries. In all of these, however, we can trust Jesus' promises, and that trust brings calmness and peace.
Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (NKJV)
Philippians 4:7 – And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (NKJV)
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, thank You for the peace which You send to us by ministering angels or by Your promises. We ask that You would send this wonderful peace to each of us and to others who are going through similar circumstances. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.