August 12, 2023
"Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all." 2 Thessalonians 3:16
At one time or another each of us has gone through a storm. Some of the storms have been small and others have been huge, but we all have been through storms. We have also faced some storms that we thought were going to take us out. We also have been faced with difficult times and challenges that we did not know how we were going to make it through. There have been times when it was one thing right after another, and if one more thing happened, we were going to scream. It is in those times when we must look to God and ask Him to deliver us, and He may not do it in our time, but we know God will deliver us and He will never leave us alone. There were times when The Lord gave us peace in the midst of it all, and His peace was enough to see us through. The Scripture reminds us, that the Lord of peace Himself will give us peace always. I encourage you today no matter what you are going through to seek The Lord for peace. Trials will come in your life and strong winds will blow, but you can go to The Lord and find peace. There are times when The Lord needs to take you through, but if you could have peace while you are going through it will be enough to get you through. The Lord will give you peace always, by any means He sees fit, all you have to do is trust Him to see you through. Remember regardless of what it looks or feels like, The Lord is always with you and He will give you peace. I thank The Lord I can have His peace. Storms will come in my life, but I still have peace and I know I can make it. Since The Lord of peace will give me peace always, I have no doubt, "Its' My Year To Get My Thing From My God!"
Lord through the challenges of life, you always give me peace. Whatever I face today, give me your peace to get through it, and I know that you are with me always. Thank you Lord for your peace in my life. I love you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen.
Be Inspired, Rev. Dr. Stephen W. Pogue, Pastor
Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church
Mount Vernon, NY