"I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people..."
(Psalm 85:8, NIV)
The Promises of Peace
No matter what is going on in your life right now, the Lord promises that you can have peace.
It doesn't matter what's happening in the economy, in your relationships or at the office; nothing in this world can take His peace from you.
But notice the first part of this verse—we have to do our part.
We have to listen to what He tells us to do.
You may be thinking to yourself, "God doesn't speak to me."
But once you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you become His.
The Bible says that you are His sheep, and you can hear His voice, and the voice of a stranger you will not follow.
The Lord speaks in many ways.
First of all, He speaks through the Word of God.
But sometimes, He speaks through the encouragement of a friend, or through a song, or in the beauty of nature.
Sometimes it's a simple "knowing" deep down on the inside of you in your spirit.
If you aren't sure how God speaks to you, ask Him to teach you.
Open your heart and be willing to hear His voice.
As you take time to be still and listen to Him, He will speak.
He will reveal Himself to you and give you peace all the days of your life.
A Prayer for Today
"Father, thank You for Your promise of peace. Today, I open my heart to You and ask that You teach me to hear Your voice clearly. I will listen, I will obey, and I will walk in Your ways in Jesus' name. Amen."