“I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” JOHN 14:27 (WORDS OF JESUS – NLT) In trying times like these it is hard to conceive that we can ever attain “peace of mind and heart” with all the uncertainties we are experiencing. We so desperately want that “peace” so we are not “troubled or afraid.” At first, when Dave and I were experiencing our first major afflictionSEE DETAILS
Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights. HABAKKUK 3:17-19 (NIV) In our wilderness, Jan and I learned to trust God, even though atSEE DETAILS
Answer me when I call to you, O my righteous God. Give me relief from my distress; be merciful to me and hear my prayer. I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety. PSALM 4:1,8 (NIV) Sleep is one of the first areas affected when we face severe trials. It often flees from us like a wildebeest before a lion, like a scrap of paper before a windstorm. Yet God tells us in Psalm 4 that sleep is possible, evenSEE DETAILS
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