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00016 - Peace enough to still the storm

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

The song ‘When peace life a river restores attendeth my way…. It is well with my soul’ is one of those timeless classics, that inspires hope in God and musters up our faith during any time of trial. Horatio Spafford wrote it in 1873.

Spafford, had to find peace from the depths of despair. He planned to move with his family to England and sent his wife and four daughters ahead of him. While they were crossing the Atlantic, their ship collided with another vessel, his children died. As he travelled himself days later, he wrote the song while passing the area where tragedy had struck.

John 14:27 quotes Jesus saying, ‘Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you….’ Whatever you go through in life, the loss of a loved one, the failure of something important, the best solution for the future, is to be at peace.


Let the Peace of God defeat any of the storms in your life.


Lord, I know the ups and downs of life. Let your Peace, still the storms. In Jesus Name, Amen.

Action Point

If ever you get a chance to walk near a river or on the beach at the seaside, crave the peace that gives you, more than the storm surrounding you, think about the good things in life.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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