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Inner Peace  

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He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
Psalm 46 v 10

The Victorian novelist Charles Kingsley, commenting on this instruction observed that ‘if men are not still, they will not know that He is God – and if they do not know that the gracious Christ is God, they will not be still’
Horatio G. Spafford a prominent lawyer and devoted family man lived in Chicago with his wife Anna and four daughters. Two years after their lives had been disrupted by the great fire which had devastated the city the family decided to vacation in Europe. At the last moment Horatio was detained by urgent business so Anna and the girls went on ahead. As they were crossing the Atlantic their liner was rammed by another vessel and sank within minutes. Anna was picked up unconscious on a floating spar, but the four children drowned.
As soon as he heard the appalling news Spafford left by boat to bring his wife home. During the crossing as they were passing over the place of hurt and tragedy, he wrote the hymn:

When peace like a river attendeth my way
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say
It is well, with my soul
Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come
Let this blest assurance control
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate
And has shed His own blood for my soul
It is well
With my soul

And Lord, haste the day when my faith shall be sight
The clouds be rolled back as a scroll
The trump shall resound, and the Lord shall descend
Even so, it is well with my soul!
It is well
With my soul

Regardless of our season and challenges in life, God teaches us that we can find inner peace in Jesus and that He protects your soul – your core self and identity
Christ says:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
 Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
(John 14:27)
Robert Lucas, 14/06/2021