Psalm 118: Your circumstances do not touch God’s Peace

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“…Instead of desperately striving to maintain order and control in your little world, relax and remember that circumstances cannot touch My Peace. Do not let your heart be troubled, and do not be afraid.” -Sarah Young, Jesus Calling

It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. (Psalm 118:8-9)

We trust in the Lord because the Bible tells us that:                                                                     God is where my help comes from (Psalm 121:2)                                                                       God provides for my every need (Philippians 4:19)                                                                       God has a plan for me (Jeremiah 29:11)                                                                                             God is my salvation (Isaiah 12:2)

Neither man nor princes provide these things- only God does. There is nothing to fear when He is in control of your life. His promises carry you above fear and empower you to run your race with perseverance.  As you run the race don’t look back, just keep your eyes on Jesus.

Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us,  fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:1-3)

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