Saturday, 24 October 2015
Perfect Peace: Sometimes, Scripture Says It All
"Be rejoicing in the Lord always. Again I say, Be rejoicing. Let your sweet reasonableness, your forbearance, your being satisfied with less than your due, become known to all men. The Lord is near [in that His coming may occur at any moment]. Stop worrying about even one thing, but in everything by prayer whose essence is that of worship and devotion and by supplication which is a cry for your personal needs, with thanksgiving let your requests for the things asked for be made known in the presence of God, and the peace of God which surpasses all power of comprehension shall mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
Maybe the preceding comes across as a "pat answer" too; I hope not. But I believe that, when there are no words, there is God's Word. Meditate on it. No matter whatever else the world throws my way, no matter whatever else the world throws your way, God is not oblivious to our pain. May we find the necessary strength and desire to pause and to look to Him, rejoicing somehow despite the circumstances, and despite the pain, and may He grant each of us the miracle of His perfect peace.
Perhaps we too can still find a way to "rejoice" in the pain of our circumstance. God bless.
Italic Text: Philippians 4: 4-7; Kenneth Wuest, The New Testament, An Expanded Translation
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