I’ve got you covered
by Joann Laporte
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John 14:27 “Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]”
In a moment of frustration the other day I felt the overwhelming sting of not being in the peace of God. Immediately I went into prayer and in that moment of sheer desperation I cried out, “Oh Father, do not let your peace depart from me.”
And the Lord said, My beloved if you will not willfully allow yourself to depart from My presence then I will never allow My peace to depart from you. It is My desire to give you good things for you have been a delight to Me. As you cry out you will know that I Am He who has said, I will never leave you, nor will I ever forsake you; so peace be still and allow the peace of My Presence to continuously abide in you. I have commanded My peace to rest upon you and as you yield and submit to My command of peace you will be able to rest safely and securely no matter your worldly circumstances. So make a decision to allow agitation, fear and frustration to fall away from your heart and your mind. Clothe yourself in My peace and be empowered to move forward beyond the fear of what was, what seemingly is and what seemingly will be. You do not have to waver in doubt and be tossed to and fro in uncertainty. I am He who holds the future; I know all things even before they happen and nothing that concerns you ever catches Me by suprise. You must trust Me with your todays and your tomorrows. Even your yesterdays are safely hid away and forgotten in Me. Enter into My peace through purposeful and intentional communion and devotion. In prayer and thanksgiving place all things in My hand and watch all anxiousness disappear. My darling child, the peace that I have prepared for you is like none other. This peace, My peace, transcends all of your human reasoning and understanding and if you will yield yourself you can fully partake of divine, eternal peace. This peace, My peace, calms even the roughest storm, it quiets the deepest turmoil of soul, it heals the deepest wound, it speaks to the darkness and brings forth My Light. My peace will guard you when you feel as if your enemy would overtake you. Because you belong to Me I have put more joy and rejoicing in your heart than you could have asked for, thought of or even imagined. Because you are Mine and you have yielded abundantly in My peace, and now I say there is a place of rest where you can confidently lie down and sleep in peace because it is I, the Lord your God alone who makes you dwell in safety, quietness and confident trust. Beloved child, just as the cloud of My Presence, the Shekinah, My visible presence, covered My people in days gone by, so My presence has got you covered this day and in the days ahead. I have got you covered. I have covered you with My love, I have covered you with My peace. Know this and be persuaded today that even as you press forward into your promise, you will have to war to take possession; but I Am God, the Lord, the Strength of your salvation Who covers your head even in the day of battle. I have gone before you to cover you. I Am to your left and to your right to cover you. I Am above and beneath; I have got you covered. I Am even your rear guard; so you are fully surrounded. There is nowhere that you can go that you can escape My presence and be removed from My covering. I have covered you with My provision and I have covered you in safety. I have covered you with My joy. And because I have covered you with My Blood you are completely covered. Rise up now and go forth full of Power; I’ve got you covered.
Isaiah 61:10 “I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul will exult in my God; for He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decks himself with a garland, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”
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