May 24, 2022

Like a River Glorious

Daily Devotional2 Minutes

“This is what the LORD says: ‘Behold, I extend peace to her like a river, and the glory of the nations like an overflowing stream.'” – Isaiah 66:12 NASB

Frances Havergal was often sick, and her body was frail. But strong in faith, she learned to trust God and even rejoice in His goodness.

In 1876, while vacationing in Wales, she caught a cold that developed into a severe inflammation. As her condition deteriorated, she was told that she might die. But she did not react with fear. She had such peace that her friends were amazed. She commented, “If I am really going, it is too good to be true.”

Soon she recovered and decided to write a hymn that described the perfect peace God had given her called “Like a River Glorious.” She knew He promised to provide “peace like a river,” a “perfect peace” to those who kept their minds focused on Him and who trusted Him (Isaiah 26:3).

As she knew from her own life, God’s perfect peace flows “like a river.” It flows “fuller every day” and even grows “deeper all the way.” Resting in Him, we can be free from every care.

No matter what we go through, we can trust God. As Havergal wrote, when we focus on Him, our hearts can find “perfect peace and rest.”

God offers you perfect peace and rest – a glorious river of peace, an overwhelming flood. Start thinking about Him. Seek Him. Share your needs with Him. Confess His promises. Praise and worship Him. Thank Him for His presence. Receive His peace.

 

Reflection Question: How can you be more focused as you meditate on God and his promises?

Prayer
Father, thank You for giving me perfect peace. Thank You that Your promises are true for me. I trust in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Isaiah 66

Prayer
Father, thank You for giving me perfect peace. Thank You that Your promises are true for me. I trust in You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Today's Bible Reading
Isaiah 66