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Peace Not Presence Of God

This quote by Rodney Beaulieu says so well what that joy, calm and comfort we feel after being emotionally keyed up by circumstances we find ourselves in, which is often mistaken as bring the PRESENCE of God. It’s not, it’s the PEACE of God:

“I understand what you are saying but let me help you. What you experienced was not the presence of God, It was the peace of God that replaced the guilt and the emotional abuse. When the peace of God replaces the guilt of emotional tragedy in a persons life, they will cry, tears release chemicals that cause stress, when stress is gone and replaced by peace, it will be such an overwhelming change from your former state that you will think you are FEELING the presence of God. But you are not. You are experiencing the wonderful peace of God and knowing that you are forgiven by him and at one with him. The weight is lifted off your shoulders, you feel lighter, you feel happy, you feel joy, you feel like you can go on with life. This is what happens to every person who has believed the gospel and has been forgiven and saved by grace through faith in the death burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. So I know exactly what you are speaking of. I’ve been saved for 35 years and still experience the peace of God.”

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