The Day I Realized I Was Full of Peace

Testimony by: Damian Peckenpaugh

At Blast & Cast, we’re always saying we want to point outdoorsmen to the cross. Sometimes this means introducing someone to Jesus who has never heard of Him before or never placed their faith in Him. Sometimes this means helping Christian men grow stronger in their faith so they can, in turn, be stronger leaders for their families. We love to hear stories of men going deeper in their walk with the Lord and learning more about Him. Today’s devotion is one of those stories. This testimony comes from Damian Peckenpaugh. Damian serves as one of our Field Staff. Here’s his story of growing in his walk with the Lord:

“I went to church Sunday morning as I always do. Nothing out of the ordinary, just another normal service. We got on our knees to confess our sins and I was asking for forgiveness. Then I started telling God about all of the troubles I’m faced with (and trust me, they are large and numerous). That’s when it hit me!

I’ve got a lot of things to be down and upset about, but I’m just filled with peace.

That’s when it really opened my eyes. I have complete faith in the Lord. I’ve put the problems to prayer and given them to the Lord to take care of and guide my wife and I through. I’m not worried about them and I’m not fretting over them.

I started thinking about faith and I turned to 1 Corinthians 2:5:

“so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”

The power of God. What could be stronger than that? I’m going to keep my faith in the Lord and let Him continue to take care of my problems. That way I can focus on worshipping Him. I’d encourage you to do the same. Trust in God and let Him take care of your troubles.”

Is your life defined by worry or by peace?

Have you given those worries over to God in prayer?

Take Damian’s advice today and commit to trusting God with your problems, “so that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.”


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