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A Season of Peace

A Season of Peace
Sunday, December 1, 2019 / Matt and Laurie Crouch

Jesus is Our Peace.

 

“TBN restored my hope and helped me forgive the person who hurt me.”

 

It was supposed to be a short, routine drive. Nothing about the situation shouted “danger!” The driver, Alivia Gilling, could have been any of us. One moment, she was running errands, enjoying the sunny day. The next, she spotted a car coming at her—fast—too fast to get out of the way.

 
Alivia braced herself and prayed.
 
Jesus is Our Peace
“What I remember is an empty road. There weren’t many cars on it, just a white one. It was smoking and spiraling out of control at high speed,” she said.  The impact lasted a split second. Alivia, knocked unconscious, suffered a cracked skull, shattered pelvis, double vision, a collapsed lung, and brain swelling. In the hospital the doctor told her about the long road ahead, but Alivia said, “Don’t worry. God’s got this.” Just like Alivia, you can watch John Gray and other encouraging teachers on the TBN App.
 
Sharing her testimony with TBN, she said about her recovery, “I remember I couldn’t dwell in the moment of my circumstance, because if I did, I’d lose all hope. I would get on my phone and type in ‘John Gray’ [on the TBN app] and watch his sermons. It would turn my whole day around. It would just give me that hope to know that there were better days to come, and TBN played a big part in that.”
 
Over the next year, Alivia made a complete recovery, and we want you to know that as a faithful TBN partner and friend, you also played a big part in that. We are so thankful for you.  Because of you, TBN is able to broadcast the world’s most respected pastors, Bible teachers, and Christian leaders—exalting the name of Jesus, giving glory to God, and delivering hope to His people, just like Alivia.
                                                                                                                        
“You may say ‘no,’ but I serve a God who says ‘yes’.”

 

“My mom always taught me Philippians 4, verse 13 (NKJV): I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” Alivia said. “And it has brought me through everything. I put it on my graduation cap to show: You may say ‘no,’ but I serve a God who says ‘yes.’”
 

A GOD WHO SAYS "YES"

God said “yes” to the world that holy Christmas night so long ago. In Isaiah 7:14 (ESV), we read, “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” The name "Immanuel” (or Emmanuel) means “God with us.”
 
He says “yes” to you, even when the storms of life come, so that you may rest and take comfort in His wonderful peace.
 
God is with us, and most importantly, God is with you through every season of your life. He says “yes” to you, even when the storms of life come, so that you may rest and take comfort in His wonderful peace.
 
Our Savior Himself reminded us there would be troubles in the world. But He didn’t just leave it there; He promised, “the peace which is in me will be in you” and “you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!” (John 16:33, TPT).
 
Laurie and I pray you experience God’s peace and presence in your life today. That no matter what you’re facing, you’ll remember the truth that God is with you, not only at Christmas, not only in the good times, but especially in the hard times, when you need His peace that goes beyond our human understanding.
 

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