December 9 Read 1 Thessalonians 4:9-18, Psalm 46
“The LORD your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love.” Zephaniah 2:17a
Where shall we find peace in times of pressure? Where shall we find peace in times of doubt? How can we calm the storms of life?
The following passage speaks to these questions in a very real and personal way:
“Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?” (Mark 4:39,40)
When our hope is anchored in the work of Jesus Christ on the Cross of Calvary we receive that quiet understanding that calms our troubled spirits and worried hearts.
The beloved hymn: “Be still my soul” sums up this “quiet understanding” that should be a treasure of our heart. With the blessed assurance that God is on our side and our eternal life is secure, what need do we have to sweat or fret the cares of the world and the problems of life?
With the quiet understanding giving us peace we can rejoice in our tribulations and know that they are conforming us into the image of Christ so that we can better Glorify God in the works that He has created us for in this life.
Father, by Your grace bless me with the comfort of Your Spirit that I may remain calm and secure during the storms of life. In Jesus’ name, amen
“Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:10 NIV
That you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you,”
1 Thessalonians 4:11
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