The God of Peace With Me

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on You, 
because he trusts in You.
Isaiah 26:3

Chronic illness is hard. It’s isolating and draining. At times, my circumstances overwhelm me, and I cry… a lot. I recently remembered this post and printed it out again to keep my focus on the truth. It helps the tears to slow. I’m reposting it now with the hope that it will help someone else as well.

A pdf version of the original post is provided at the end of the post for anyone desiring a printed version.

Dwelling on these truths when I am discouraged or distressed may feel mechanical at first. However, the Holy Spirit uses them to remind me that God knows what He is doing, loves me, and is trustworthy. I can rest as a weaned child does with his mother (Psalm 131) because the God of peace is with me.

Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Philippians 4:8-9

pdf version of this post (12 pt. font): Dwell on What is True

pdf version of this post (16 pt. font): Dwell on What is True (Large Print)

14 thoughts on “The God of Peace With Me

    • I have them printed out as well. I cry my way through them. I sometimes sleep with them grasped in my hands. You and I have some very very tough stuff. We have to cling to these things. It’s the only way. I think of you a lot, knowing we share many of the same difficulties. I’m glad you turn to the Lord with them; many suffering as we do become bitter instead. Let’s hold hands long distance with these truths holding us together. 😘🤗

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      • I don’t always turn to Him. I get angry and bitter sometimes. But when I get to that point, I pray that He will help me to change my attitude and I try to do things that will help change it.

        I think of you a lot, too, and I’ve got you on my daily prayer list.

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  1. These are beautiful truths, sister. May God keep them in our hearts. “The words of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collected sayings; they are given by one Shepherd” (Eccl. 12:11).

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    • These same truths keep coming around for me, but I find I have to keep preaching them to myself. Oh for the day when they will be permanently burned on my heart!

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    • Thank you for your concern ❤️.

      In May, my health took a pretty serious downturn, and I have been in bed through the summer. It’s difficult to use screens or even process the words to write a blog post. I spend lots of time thinking while lying in bed and frequently think of something I’d love to post, but I just can’t. It’s definitely an emotional and spiritual battle on top of the physical part. I have a feeling you understand from your own experience.

      I keep reminding myself that God is good, will work good in this, and will fix everything in the end. Come Lord Jesus, come❤️

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      • I am so sorry. My heart hurts for you. I will keep praying, and if there’s ever anything you’d like me to pray for specifically, feel free to reach out. I do know the difficulty of screen use and trying to process thoughts though, so I understand that reaching out to someone is sometimes hard. Either way know that you will remain in my prayers. ❤️

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