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My child, peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. Rest in My peace and enjoy My Presence. I am with you in this trial.

John 14:27

Besetting Sin

What is probably the most confusing and disheartening of all challenges for a believer—besetting sin. This is the kind of sin that doesn’t happen just once or twice, but is a recurring problem in a believer’s life. You simply can’t seem to get over it! Beset is defined as “to trouble or harass. And trouble and harass it does!

For me, as I experienced being born again and infused with the life and power of God, much of my sinful behavior seemed to simply drop off of me. I don’t know how to better describe it—I just didn’t have a problem with certain things anymore. I was delivered, to put it in Christian jargon.

But other weaknesses persisted in my nature, causing me to fall into the same sin over and over again. You might say, “Well, you had the choice.” Indeed I did have the choice each time temptation presented itself. But the problem was that I continued to make the wrong choice, because each time the temptation seemed so overwhelming.

In The Midst Of Trouble

My child, though you walk in the midst of trouble, I will revive you. I will accomplish what concerns you. My lovingkindness is everlasting and I do not forsake the works of My hands. Let your trust and hope be in Me alone. Believe My word and walk in faith. I am working on your behalf and you will see My glory as you continue to obey Me.

Psalm 138: 7-8


My child, when you cry out to Me I hear you. When you seek My face, My Presence is with you. I am with you in times of trouble and times of prosperity. Never lose sight of your need for Me. Delight yourself in Me always. I desire to give you My joy, My peace and My strength. Delight yourself in Me and I will give you the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4


My child, though you walk in the midst of trouble, I will revive you. I will stretch forth My hand against the wrath of your enemies, and My right hand will save you. I will accomplish what concerns you. My righteousness is everlasting. I will not forsake the work of My hands. Believe Me and walk in confidence and boldness. My strength will carry you. My power will sustain you. My love will win out. I am your Strong Tower and King over all. Focus on Me, not your problem.

Psalm 138:7&8

River of Life

My child, I am your peace in times of trouble. I bring comfort in times of mourning. I am the solid Rock when all else seems like shaky ground. Don’t rely on anyone or anything else to comfort your soul. I am the only One who can bring the deep peace you long for. Come to My living water and immerse yourself into My river of life.

Cease Striving

I am your refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore do not fear. I am in your midst. I am your help. I am your stronghold. Cease striving and know that I am God. I am exalted among the nations, I am exalted in the earth. I am with you. Is it not I who move mountains, who opens doors that cannot be shut and shuts doors that cannot be opened? Your life and future are in My hands. You are secure in Me. Psalm 46