Welcome back to womens online Bible study! We’ve just completed a study of Peace in week five of Living Beyond Yourself by Beth Moore. We saw five Portraits of Peace this week. Comforting, since we also know Satan is roaming the earth back and forth (Job 1:7) looking to devour our peace. Jesus comes with his sword, the Holy Spirit, and gives us peace. We have access to the Father and the Authority of peace.
We also learn that peace is not passive, it involves our participation. We must pray, give thanks and trust the Lord in our turmoil. We pour out our hearts to Him and trust Him with our peace. Beth Moore reminds us, “God is not a proponent of emotional annihilation but He gives us specific instructions regarding emotions.”
We seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)
In the audio session for week five, Beth Moore says “If I am going to have personal peace it is because I am bowing down to the authority of Christ in my life in that situation.” In our reading this week, she reminds us there are times when we can be in a complete turmoil of circumstance and yet have a state of total peace. Other times we can have nothing to complain about, yet feel a complete loss of peace.
Let us pray: Father, we pray for peace in aloneness, peace in provision, peace in the storm, peace in the wait, peace in the tears, peace in your plan and peace in our death. Fill our hearts, , mind and soul with your peace. Take authority over our turmoil, fear, depression, confusion, anxiety and guilt. Where we lack peace, restore it. Where we seek peace, provide it. We claim peace in the name of your son Jesus Christ, amen.
Christ had perfect peace in the storm. -Beth Moore
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
Assignment For Next Week
- Read Week Six in the workbook
- Listen to the Session Six Audio (optional)
- OR…Listen to the Session Six Video (optional)