Streams in the Desert - Oct 20

by L. B. E. Cowman and Jim Reimann

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The peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4: 7)

There is a part of the sea known as “the cushion of the sea.” It lies beneath the surface that is agitated by storms and churned by the wind. It is so deep that it is a part of the sea that is never stirred. When the ocean floor in these deep places is dredged of the remains of plant or animal life, it reveals evidence of having remained completely undisturbed for hundreds, if not thousands, of years.

The peace of God is an eternal calm like the cushion of the sea. It lies so deeply within the human heart that no external difficulty or disturbance can reach it. And anyone who enters the presence of God becomes a partaker of that undisturbed and undisturbable calm.
~Arthur Tappan Pierson

When winds are raging o’er the upper ocean,
And waves are tossed wild with an angry roar,
It’s said, far down beneath the wild commotion,
That peaceful stillness reigns forevermore.
Far, far beneath, noise of tempests falls silent,
And silver waves lie ever peacefully,
And no storm, however fierce or violent,
Disturbs the Sabbath of that deeper sea.
So to the heart that knows Your love, O Father,
There is a temple sacred evermore,
And all life’s angry voices causing bother
Die in hushed silence at its peaceful door.
Far, far away, the roars of strife fall silent,
And loving thoughts rise ever peacefully,
And no storm, however fierce or violent,
Disturbs the soul that dwells, O Lord, in Thee.
~Harriet Beecher Stowe

Pilgrim was taken to a large upper room that faced the sunrise. And the name of the room was Peace.
~from Pilgrim’s Progress


Cowman, L. B. E.; Reimann, Jim (2008-09-09). Streams in the Desert: 366 Daily Devotional Readings (p. 396). Zondervan. Kindle Edition.

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