Devotional Encouragement

Peace in the Midst of a Storm

Let’s be honest. Life is filled with ups and downs. Oftentimes there are more downs than ups, and it’s important to remember where our hope lies.

Our hope is in the Lord—and sometimes the things that seem so important really aren’t. Other times there are pretty big and scary things we have to face.

No matter what the issue, my faith and trust in the Lord help me to deal with whatever I’m facing. My go-to verses to remind me of this are Proverbs 3:5-6. “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will guide you.

I’ll admit I have trust issues, but when it comes to the Lord, I completely trust Him. Knowing He is in control and that He loves me and wants the best for me is literally the only way I make it through some days.

He wants the best for you, too. Isn’t that great news? I claim this verse often. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7).

God’s peace is incredible.

I hope these verses encourage and remind you that He is on your side. He is there for you and He loves you.

Kimberly Rose Johnson, an award-winning author, married her college sweetheart and lives in the Pacific Northwest. From a young child Kimberly, has been an avid reader. That love of reading fostered a creative mind and led to her passion for writing. She especially loves romance and writes contemporary romance that warms the heart and feeds the soul. She holds a degree in Behavioral Science from Northwest University, Kirkland, Washington, and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. Sign up for Kimberly’s newsletter at:



6 replies on “Peace in the Midst of a Storm”

This past week, we learned we will be moving by the end of August. We rent and the homeowner is going to sell this home. Totally in shock, we immediately went into a state of “what if’s” and “what do we do?” Pausing, my husband and I realized we were not following the way of “walking the walk and talking the talk.” So easy to share with others how we would handle a stressful situation. Then, the stressful situation is happening to us. Now, we have paused and asked God to give us wisdom, discernment and revelation as to what He wants us to do next. 🙂 We have peace in the midst of this storm.

Melissa, I feel for you in this upheaval. You’ve taken the most important step–prayer! I don’t know your particular situation, but I also faced a similar one and learned from a tenants rights organization (too late to help my case) that a landlord actually has to give you 90 days notice. A tenant is required to give 30 days notice, but this could vary depending on the law where you live. You may want to check it out. Most importantly, may His peace accompany you in this transition. And thanks Kimberly, for the reminder of Phil. 4:7!

That first instinct to panic is natural. But it’s what you do next that really matters. I”m praying He will guide you through this and has something even better for you.

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