Waiting in the silence for inner peace to be delivered
This week I'm exploring 'peace' and what it means to wait silently for God during the challenges I face, big and small.
Scripture Reading - Psalm 62:1-7
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When it comes to drawing from a well of peace, the bible verse that stood out most for me comes from Psalm 62:5-5
5 My soul, wait in silence for God alone,
for my expectation is from him.
6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress.
I will not be shaken.
This verse is a beautiful reminder that only God gives inner peace. When my faith and strength are placed in God alone I find the ability to be unshakable. Essentially I'm wearing a 'not today Satan' t-shirt with with a shed load of courage.
As I reflected on this scripture I think of the challenges I've been facing the past few weeks, and as I reflect I can't help but connect to an awareness that my peace has not been won without a battle. Verses 3 and 4 highlight this perfectly:
3 How long will you assault a man?
Would all of you throw him down,
like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence?
4 They fully intend to throw him down from his lofty place.
They delight in lies.
They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly.
While we live in this world we'll never be truly free from the assaults that are dealt to us, proverbial stuff will always be 'hitting the fan', but the battles are the places where we get to practice drawing peace from our inner well.
As we reflect on Peace and Psalm 62:1-7, let's take a moment to journal or meditate on these prompts...
- What does it mean to remain in His peace as my rock and my salvation?
- Thinking about my past week, were there opportunities for me to practice peace, and if so what did I learn about myself or what do I think God was to bringing to my attention?
- Thinking about this coming week, what would it look like to bring the gift of peace to someone else?
Pin now, journal later...
God, thank you that when we're in the midst of our battles you are a well of peace we can continually draw from. Amen.
For this week's scripture verse I chose to study from both WEB and CEV translations of Psalm 62
If you're looking for planner inspiration then check out the 'Peace' dashboard available in A5 size as a digital download so you can print it on to whichever paper stock you like - I printed mine on to luxuriously thick vellum and layered it over this dashboard background of sea and sand! (Please note this dashboard is a FREE limited edition download).