“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9
The couch sank beneath the weight of burden’s too great. My eyes bore holes into the carpet. The only thing keeping this body upright was in knowing that people were counting on me to follow through on a project that felt impossible to complete.
Too much. Too hard. Too many things to do. Nope. Wasn’t happening.
I turned on my iPad and opened my First 5 App for my quiet time.
The picture that emerged stole my breath; it’s words brought a flood of tears to my eyes.
prince of darkness
Prince of Peace
period, pinnacle and
of our life.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
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I closed my eyes and prayed for God to do the impossible that day. I prayed the whole armor of God to protect me and to keep me safe from the enemy’s attacks. One of the pieces of armor is “having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace” (Ephesians 6:15). After praying for God to do this impossible task for me, and praying for protection, I felt a peace I have not felt in years. I spent the rest of the day, and the next, feeling everyone’s prayers for me and resting in this peace as I finished the task I once thought impossible.
God truly is the God of the impossible. Jesus is truly The Prince of Peace. The Holy Spirit truly is God’s Comfort and Presence.