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When I was young, there was a popular game we played on the playground called “cat.” One player, the cat, had to catch a mouse, who then also became a cat. There was only one way to escape… run!

Fortunately for us, we just had to call a “time out” at any point to stop the game for a moment so we could rest and catch our breaths.

Do you ever feel like you’re being chased? By some sort of situation that’s pressuring you? Like the fear of not measuring up, the threat of divorce, financial difficulties, or health problems? We all have our “pursuers” and stressors.

But by God’s grace, you have the ability to escape the stress caused by your situation! How? By saying “pause”! Calling a “time out”! By calling upon the One who helps you to catch your breath… Jesus. Did you know that the word “selah,” often translated “pause,” occurs more than 70 times in the book of Psalms? What if we could “pause” at least two times a day?

Jesus is the Prince of Peace. (see the Bible, Isaiah 9:6) He is the One who causes the rain to cease, calms the wind, and brings peace to every storm. (see the Bible, Matthew 14:22-32)

At any time, you can speak to Him and open your heart to Him. Bring your problems to Him and receive His peace, the peace that surpasses all understanding.

I declare that the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and mind through Christ Jesus.” (according to the Bible, Philippians 4:7)

His peace is available to you…you will get through every situation in confidence because in quietness and trust is your strength.” (the Bible, Isaiah 30:15, NIV) If you would like, I invite you to worship the Lord and soak in His peaceful presence with this song, “Quietness and Trust” by Julie True, based on this scripture.

Catch your breath, pause in His presence, and then go from that place free of all stress and pressure!

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23 Comments

  1. rene_andre26 on 15/04/2018 at 8:58 AM

    NEVER FORGET GOD IS LOVE AMEN ?

  2. Delmaire on 15/04/2018 at 9:10 AM

    Thank you so much. I need to breath some time and having the feeling that I am in the presence of my Lord Jesus is precious.
    Eric, thank God, you there for us !!!

  3. Miriam Ochoa on 15/04/2018 at 12:24 PM

    Amén Aleluya.
    Recibo la paz de Cristo Jesús Amén Shalom. ♥???

  4. Jean on 15/04/2018 at 12:47 PM

    Amen

  5. Gary Conley Jr. on 15/04/2018 at 2:07 PM

    Beautiful,peaceful thank you, Amen ?

  6. Audrey A Bevenue on 15/04/2018 at 2:30 PM

    So beautiful and peaceful. Thank you for the encouragement.

  7. George Dubon on 15/04/2018 at 2:47 PM

    God bless you…Continue the GREAT WORK…

  8. Ellen on 15/04/2018 at 3:09 PM

    That was beautiful! Thank God for the body of Christ sharing their gifts to uplift and edify one another! Thanks for reminding me just to be! Love your emails Eric! God Bless you! Thanks for Existing!

  9. Ernestine Rodriguez on 15/04/2018 at 3:24 PM

    Thank you your emails always give me peace and comfort ?

  10. Chinere on 15/04/2018 at 3:31 PM

    God is so good. Thank you Jesus for what you did on the cross for me. I bless your name.

    Thank you also for the thoughtful email. Blessings!

  11. Latrice Gant on 15/04/2018 at 3:37 PM

    I thank You Eric, thank You for God message to me and others, I thank the Lord for our faith family’s that walk in faith with our Lord. Amen

  12. William Weber on 15/04/2018 at 4:55 PM

    Amen Lord Jesus

  13. Marcai on 15/04/2018 at 4:59 PM

    Thank you so much for this message and song. Isaiah 30:15 is my life verse, although I do loose sight of its truth at times. I love the song too. Thank you for being the answer to my prayer about how to handle a very complex and overwhelming situation. God Bless

  14. Dorothy on 15/04/2018 at 5:05 PM

    Amen

  15. Lorie on 15/04/2018 at 6:05 PM

    What a beautiful song! Thank you, Eric, for sharing that gift and for all other messages you share that God has placed upon your heart for us. Thank you for being obedient when the Holy Spirit speaks to you. Your emails are a daily blessing!! May God continue to bless you and your family!

  16. Kimberly Ann Wright on 15/04/2018 at 6:22 PM

    AMEN AND AMEN!!!???

  17. Donna Mayo on 15/04/2018 at 6:23 PM

    Yes amen. Lord never let me forget to come into your presence and rest with you..cause I need you to strengthen me with your strength…I thank you for your mercy..and I thank you Eric for this message I so needed this cause I am so tired working two jobs and been praying to the father about this and i know that this is part of his answers too me and I know that he is moving in this area of my life too give me rest..so I’m standing on his promises and letting him take control. .cause I know the best is yet too come..amen

  18. Elizabeth Maybin on 16/04/2018 at 4:45 AM

    We have a awesome God, that loves us very much praise Him through good and hard times. God will never leave you.

  19. Elizabeth Maybin on 16/04/2018 at 4:46 AM

    God is always with us good and hard times

  20. Carmen on 16/04/2018 at 6:12 AM

    Thank you very much Eric Fort remind us every day of Miracle everyday I do appreciate every morning because every time I get up wake up first thing I do is see your message remind me that Jesus died on the cross for our sins I want to put my family God’s hands I want to put my father’s my brother my sisters my father that sick my son who is in court my daughters to be okay with their husbands my grandkids my friends the president specially please pray for my son who has court this month and next month hopefully everything will be okay because he just have a baby born he needs his wings to fly to do the right thing for him and his family his wife Lord Jesus Christ I pray for you in the name of Jesus for my father my friend that her son is sick pray for my son Israel who needs help my husband my whole entire family pray for everyone my business myself Lord Jesus Christ in your name we pray amen I remind every day that I need to pray I remind of you because Eric is always been there for us every morning thank you we love you God Jesus Praise Jesus Christ in your name we pray amen

  21. Gerri Klemites on 17/04/2018 at 7:10 AM

    Thank You for the loving song & for all the emails you send me Ian struggling but Ian at peace when I read the emails ,Gerri

  22. Jennifer Pinkerton Egan on 25/04/2018 at 6:25 AM

    I was attacked by the Evil One and forgot who Jesus was. I endured great pain and suffering, he stold my mind the one thing God does not permit him to physically be in control of or be able to penetrate my conversations with God. He can project thoughts and images but not have power to know what I think. I was literally possessed, by the Grace of. God he has cast out the legion from me, the biblical legion was in me truly. Only through continue prayer did finally JESUS CHRIST come to my aid…I am completely changed and must say, Jesus bestowed sweet mercy on me
    .I have a long ordeal I must live with and the Devil is still trying to attack me but now I have the Holy Spirit controlling my thought process so I’ve suited up in the Full Body Of Gods Armor and wrapped myself in Jesus Robe of Rightouesness. God surely saves us and I know with God anything is possible. Jennifer PINKERTON EGAN

  23. Marcy on 02/05/2018 at 4:25 AM

    Love this music

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