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00293 - Swimming in the Peace of God's River

Dionne Warwick and Dolly Parton (Link below) is a wonderful Bible focussed song, written by Dolly Parton herself. The song reminds us of God’s endless comfort and hope. It tells us that God is our peace. He is righteous, the answer to our questions and prayers. He is the healer and defender of our souls. Jesus is the bridge between our circumstance and the peace of God’s river that will one day take us to heaven.

Isaiah 48:18 says ‘Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, And your righteousness like the waves of the sea.’ (NKJV)

Know that when you walk in the ways of God, your heart and mind aligns with His. The worries melt away as if we are gently drifting down the peaceful river of God, taking in the beauty He lets us experience along the way.


Don’t fight the river of God, flow in its peace.


Father, help me to surrender into your hands the things I have no control of, so that I might flow in peace of your river. Amen.

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To watch this lovely song visit These older voices carry with them such expression of lives well lived.

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

Inspired by a suggestion made by Kerry-Lee Angel

Use in other publications. You can use all of this devotional when including this credit. Copyright © Carl Brettle. Subscribe for free via

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