Fourth Sunday in Lent

Bible Reading: Psalm 46:1-11
Author: Jodi C. Czabajszki (Texas, US)
Sunday 11 March 2018 © The Upper Room.
Fourth Sunday in Lent

Read Psalm 46:1–11

Within a period of ten months, eleven family members, friends and a work colleague had died. My 14-year-old cousin had been killed while crossing the road at night. And my 23-year-old niece, who had just won her battle with leukaemia, died from an unrelated cause. My heart ached as I tried to reach out to the parents of those who had died while also dealing with my own grief.
How can I find peace in the midst of loss and troubling times? This question ran through my mind often as I searched the scriptures for solace. Over and over I was drawn to Psalm 46:10. As I continued to read this psalm, I realised that my hope is not in this world but in God and his promises. Time and again, I’m encouraged to let God be my refuge and strength, a helper in my times of trouble.
As Jesus was getting ready to leave his disciples, he told them to take courage because he was going to prepare a place for them and was also leaving them his peace. His was a peace that is not found in this world. As we go to God with thanksgivings and petitions, we have his promise of a peace that passes all our understanding (see Philippians 4:7). God’s peace is a deep, abiding peace in times of trouble and grief.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for being our place of refuge and our strength when life is difficult. In Jesus’ name. Amen
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Would it be possible to have a section where the Gospel is explained for Deaf people who are not yet true Christians to view? Maybe it could be a translation of a good tract? In fact, as Christians, we can never study the Gospel message enough for as we grasp it more and more our love for God grows and compels us to share it with others. God bless your endeavours for Him KS