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  • Writer's pictureGracie Berney

Out of Reach

God’s peace can be out of reach for difficult circumstances... keep reading to find out what I mean.

Hi friend and welcome back to another post. Thank you for reading and sharing the posts. I also value your feedbacks, so please take a minute to leave a comment below. Thanks in advance.


This week, I want to encourage you with a post I’ve titled "Out of Reach". This devotional was birthed from a line our pastor said in his sermon about things been out of reach.


If you know me, then you know I hold no titles of bragging rights in regards to my height. To be honest, I‘m just grateful to be over 5ft. 😂


So the subject of things been out of reach is not always a positive one for me, and perhaps for you too.


Most of the time the idea of things being out of reach conjures up negative emotions like frustration and perhaps even depression.


But what if God gave you another perspective of this phrase? What if He showed you that things been out of reach isn’t such a bad thing?


What if some things that are out of reach are blessings in disguise? In fact, you may already see certain things this way and not realize.

Think about the parent who stores pills in the top shelf/cabinet so their child can’t get to it and accidentally poison themselves. All of a sudden the phrase has a new and positive meaning.


Friend, as a Child of God, I believe that certain areas of our lives should be out of reach for difficult circumstances. And one such area should be God’s peace.


Perhaps it’s because the world is so chaotic right now, or maybe it’s just more time in God's word, but I believe peace is one of the most valuable tool a Christian can possess. And to have a peace that is out of reach for difficulties that will come in life… is even better!


But what exactly do I mean by having a peace that is out of reach?


Isaiah 26:3 (a verse I’ve shared on this blog a few times) is today’s theme verse. It states “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” ESV‬‬ 1. Untouchable

You see, ‘perfect peace’ is untouchable by the frailties and difficulties of life. Notice I didn’t say that both won’t be experienced, but instead I’m saying that God‘s sweet and perfect peace will not be affected by the difficulties you’re going through. In fact, it will sustain you through the difficulties.

2. Unending

Because it’s untouchable by pain or suffering, it becomes unending. Nothing can get rid of this type of peace.

Can you imagine getting to a place spiritually where your heart posture is so aligned with God that His peace becomes unending? No amount of suffering or pain, or heartache, or loss/death can take His peace from you.


Conclusion

Bible reading this past week took me through the life of Paul. Now this was a man that found God’s perfect peace; so much to the point that even with all that life threw at him, he remained content and accomplished all God intended for him. (Philippians chapter 4 and the book of Acts).


Friend, I don’t know where you’re at in life currently. But one thing I do know is that this peace is attainable because Christ has promised and provided it to us. We just have to reach out and claim it.


In last week’s post, I talked about some of my difficult roads, but one thing I need to add is that God’s peace has been sustaining me. And friend, it will sustain you too.



Meditate

I do not own or claim any rights to the words or music of this song, but I've found the words inspiring and uplifting and pray it does the same for your heart.


Far away in the depths of my spirit tonight Rolls a melody sweeter than psalm In celestial-like strains it unceasingly falls O'er my soul like an infinite calm

Peace, peace, wonderful peace Coming down from the Father above Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray In fathomless billows of love

Ah, soul are you here without comfort and rest Marching down the rough pathway of time? Make Jesus your friend ere the shadows grow dark O accept of this sweet peace so sublime

Peace, peace, wonderful peace Coming down from the Father above Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray In fathomless billows of love


Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Oliver W Cooper / W D Cornell


Image credit: Unsplash



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