It doesn’t take long, as we view the headlines today, to place us all in a heightened state of alarm and worry. Millions of people, just like you and me, have evacuated their homes in Ukraine, and are traveling great distances looking for safety.
President Putin, embarrassed by the destruction of his prized flagship Moskva, as well as a sense that he is losing the battle with Ukraine, appears to be “backed into an emotional corner”. How will he respond? He is not one to lose.
The world has ever increasingly become frightening. How do we prepare for future events? How do we find peace? How do we calm our families, and those we love? I would like to suggest a shift in our logical thinking to assist you in answering these questions.
Life, up until now, has been a series of challenges for us personally. We acknowledge the threat and work to do everything possible to eliminate the problem.
Once resolved, we find peace in the understanding that we have changed things for the better. We have CONQUERED our battle because of our actions, and perhaps the assistance from others. You and Me having CONTROL over harmful issues have given us a feeling of PEACE.
As foretold by many people, living thousands of years ago, the people on EARTH would become so wicked, that they would literately destroy one another. That time is TODAY.
Here is the shift that I am suggesting that you try. We have previously found peace by fixing things ourselves. Starting today, I would like you to shift the focus of finding peace by looking upwards, to a Heavenly Father for the comfort and promptings of how to navigate this hostile world of ours.
Please….. don’t tune me out because I just got religious.
I ask that you open your mind for just a moment and consider what I have to say. I intend to HELP you and share a way for you too to find shelter from this storm.
If the events of today have been foretold, then there must be some information also shared on what we can do during this time as well to deal with these events.
I’d like you to think of God right now as a FATHER. Most of us can relate, that as a parent we want what’s best for our children.
We feel an incredible sense of protecting them. So too does our FATHER. He is very aware of the state of our hostile surroundings, so much so, that he even inspired other people on Earth to write about this day. To me, these writings are evidence that He loves us, and wanted to give us warning… and more importantly… instructions on what to do to find peace and protection. Does this make sense to you? I hope so.
Following this logic, can you see the importance of listening to what our FATHER has to say?
Here is a sample of the peace He has promised. Don’t let the language throw you, that is just how they talked back then:
John 16:33 – These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
1 Peter 5:7 – Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Psalm 4:8 – I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Romans 8:6 – For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.
So, these are the promises that your FATHER is giving to YOU, His son or daughter! Peace… Today, and Tomorrow… You can get out of the fearful state of mind that is destroying you right now.
What are the steps that you can take to obtain these promises?
1. Realize that you are a son or daughter of a Father that loves you very much. Try to see Him in that role with you. He is approachable, caring, and FORGIVING. You do not need to be perfect to have this close relationship with Him. Understand that He is right there by your side. He will comfort your troubling heart.
2. Relationships are built through communication. It’s the same with God. Talk to Him often through prayer.
The steps of prayer are easy.
*Adress Him as Heavenly Father.
*Let Him know what you are thankful for.
*Ask him for guidance, peace, strength, and other things.
*Close “In the Name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
Kneeling in prayer is a way of showing respect for your Father, but you can say a prayer ANYTIME, and ANYWHERE.
3. Now that you have completed your part of this communication, it is time for you to listen. He communicates with us through our thoughts and feelings. You will receive these most often if not always when all of the distractions around you are gone, and you are thinking about what you have been saying to Him through your prayers. He speaks softly, so make a great effort to listen.
4. After you have implemented these two concepts in your life, it is time to “take out the emotional trash”. There are things that you and I have done in our life that cause us to feel guilty. Feeling this way pushes peace aside, it devalues our self-worth and leads us away from the very peace that we are pursuing. He also gave us instructions on what to do about that:
Psalm 34:14 – Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
Something so important here is for you to understand that we ALL make mistakes. Many of us have made BIG mistakes. You are no different, so lift your chin up because I have some good news for you.
Your Father knew that we would make bad choices and sin. Because He knew that, He created a way that ALL of our bad choices could be erased… forgiven… gone. Think for a moment if you could have this heavy burden that you are carrying around eliminated. Would that bring you more peace? It has brought me TREMENDOUS peace, as I have experienced this forgiveness many times.
This is made possible through a process called the ATONEMENT. I invite you to study this more. You can see some additional information that I have written about the Atonement by going to:
A final step in finding peace is to see things through the lens of the “Big Picture”. One of the greatest eliminators of peace right now is the thought that you or your family might be killed due to all of the hostility going on in the world.
This self-preservation feeling is wired into us. We have always done everything possible to keep ourselves alive. That effort should continue; however, the concept of death is merely the turning of a page.
I again invite you to rethink the concept of leaving this Earth and place this event into its proper perspective. Just doing this one thing will bring you an incredible amount of peace. If you’d like to study this concept greater, go to:
I’d like to wrap things up with this, “God has got your back!!”
Your Father sees the Evil in the world and has a plan. He knew things would get so bad, that He is sending His son, Jesus Christ to come back to the Earth and save us. Jesus is coming back, and He will be delivering justice to all of the evil that is upon this EARTH. To those trafficking children, and who are pure evil and doing unthinkable things, Jesus Christ is coming to “Apply Justice!”
Matthew 10:34 – Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
PEACE… Start right now. In your preparation for combating what is happening, do the things that I have mentioned above, you will find peace. You will also be ready for the glorious event that is coming. This will be followed by living an eternity of Peace, Harmony, free of hardship, but that article I’ll save for another day.
I love you, My Brother…. My Sister. You can be a part of an army of MANY who are helping each other find …
“Refuge from the Storm!”
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