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PROVERBS 1:27 "When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. 28 Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: 29 For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the LORD: 30 They would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. 31 Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. 32 For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. 33 But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil."

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God is the God of the mountain and the God of the valley. He's the God of the day and the God of the night. Many nights when my soul has been heavy, my heart bleeding, I lay in my bed but sleep wouldn't come to sooth and calm my mind. I started to pray. As I prayed in the dark a sweet peace swept over me and I fell asleep in the arms of God. He's a shelter from the storms of life and He will ease the suffering in the dark. He doesn't promise every moment of your life will be spent in the light but He does promise that if you cry out in the dark He will come to you, comfort you and hold you until your fears are calmed.

The song "Heavenly Sunlight" says, "Jesus has said, 'I'll never forsake thee' - Promise divine that never can fail", but Jesus didn't promise we would always be on the mountain and in the sunlight. The second verse of that song says, "Shadows around me, shadows above me, Never conceal my Savior and Guide. He is the light, in Him is no darkness..." and that, too, is true. There is no darkness in Jesus but Psalms 23:4 says, "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me;" so God knew there would be shadows in our lives. But the shadows of death and despair are not the only shadows mentioned in the bible. Psalm 63:7 says, "Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice." When the dark shadows seem to cover us with darkness we can always hide in the shadow of God's wings! We will have many dark valleys to walk through and we will also have some mountain top experiences. God will be there with us through them all. If we will "ever walk close to His side" we will be able to say with the Psalmist, "I will fear no evil for thou art with me, thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me."

God said in Proverbs 1 that if you hated knowledge and did not choose the fear of the Lord then "When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you" and you call upon God, He will not answer. But then He says in verse 33 that "whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil." So if you have been living for God to the best of your knowledge and understanding, when the dark shadows start creeping in and you get down in the valley you can call on Him and He will answer you. He will quiet your fears and you will be able to safely dwell in Him! What a promise!!!

JOHN 14:27 "Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

There is a certain amount of peace to be found in the world. If you have a good job and some money in the bank you have financial peace. If you go for a check up and your doctor gives you a clean bill of health you have physical peace. If you get along with all your family members and you are all in harmony then you can have peace in your home. But when you are alone in the darkness of despair and depression only God can give you spiritual peace!

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TAKE MY HAND PRECIOUS LORD

When my way groweth drear, precious Lord linger near,
When my life is almost gone;
Hear my cry, hear my call, hold my hand lest I fall;
Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home.

When the shadows appear, and the night draweth near,
And the day is past and gone;
At the river I stand, guide my feet hold my hand;
Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home.

Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me on let me stand,
I am tired I am weak, I am worn;
Thru the storm, thru the night,
Lead me on to the light;
Take my hand, precious Lord, Lead me home.

I HOPE YOU ALL WALK IN THE SUNLIGHT OF HIS LOVE THIS WEEK!
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