Real Peace

Read Judges 5:1 through 6:40

Sharon sat in front of the unopened bills on her desk and felt the panic rising. Recently widowed, she was still waiting for the life insurance settlement. The loss of her husband had forced her to look for a job, and the one she found didn’t pay enough to cover her monthly bills. Now Sharon faced the added expenses from her husband’s medical and funeral costs.

“God,” Sharon prayed, “I don’t know how to deal with this. You’re my only hope.”

As she sat at her desk, continuing to pray, Sharon felt peace begin to quiet her panic. She knew God would take care of her.

Gideon built an altar to the Lord there and called it The Lord Is Peace. To this day it stands in Ophrah of the Abiezrites (Judges 6:24).

Gideon had not yet confronted the vast armies of Midian. He had not even gathered the men of Israel to prepare for battle. All of the difficulties of God’s mission still lay in front of him, but Gideon connected with God in faith.

Challenge for Today:

In your daily stress, stay focused on God’s presence and experience His peace.

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