Do little things sometime get you down? They can do that for me. Today’s devotional helped me put those things in perspective so that they won’t disturb my peace. I hope it helps you. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 14:27 (ESV)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Five young missionaries were killed by headhunters in Ecuador in 1956 ― Jim Elliot, Peter Fleming, Ed McCully, Nate Saint, and Roger Youderian. Roger’s wife, Barbara, describes learning of her husband’s martyrdom in her diary. “Tonight the Captain told us of his finding four bodies in the river. One had a tee-shirt and blue-jeans. Roy was the only one who wore them…. God gave me this verse two days ago, Psalm 48:14, ‘For this God is our God forever and ever; He will be our Guide even unto death.’ As I came fact to face with the news of Roy’s death, my heart was filled with praise. He was worthy of his home-going…. I wrote a letter to the mission family, trying to explain the peace I have. I want to be free of self-pity. It is a tool of Satan to rot away a life. I am sure that this is the perfect will of God…. The Lord has closed our hearts to grief and hysteria, and filled in with His perfect peace.” [Elisabeth Elliot, Through Gates of Splendor, (New York: Harper, 1957), p. 235-236]