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Hearing God

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  John 14:27 NIV

hearing GodMany people only hear what they want—sometimes blocking out the most important stuff.

A relationship I had been in for over seven years never felt quite right. After being a widow for five years, my heart was lonely, and I felt as if a partner would fill my heart. But I eventually realized I wanted the relationship more than he did. I felt little peace in this relationship. As I grew closer to God in my search for peace, I grew apart from this person. At my weakest point, I heard God say He would provide. I left the relationship to be on my own again.

With God and others, having a good relationship requires that we listen more than we talk. Listening to God brings great peace. Fear and uncertainty can cloud our perspective, but peace from God gives us comfort and assurance in all circumstances.

Many times, we let order temporarily calm us, only to have conflict break that down. Studying God’s Word and listening to His promptings will bring real peace beyond all understanding.

Decide to listen to God daily.

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Melissa Meek

Melissa Gween Meek is a searching Christian, using the Word and writing devotionals to deepen her faith. Through her life experiences of losing a spouse and experiencing health struggles, she aspires to help others through her love for putting words on paper. You can find her on Facebook where, for more than three years, she has written a weekly message for Schneider’s Life Group. https://www.facebook.com/Schneiders-Life-Group-369898700010859.