Saturday, February 7, 2009

Peace.

Moments of silence. Of being still. Of knowing. Knowing that He is God. And that He alone can sustain us. It is only by hoping in Him and trusting that His will is perfect that we can have true peace.

It's a promise. And one that I'm clinging to with both hands. Life can be uncertain at times, but the Lord has promised good to us. We already know the end of the story! Trials can come - persecution can come (and for many of us, it has!) - we can feel hopeless and abandoned and rejected and passed by. But He. Is. Faithful.

When we lay down and sleep...we awake because the LORD sustains us! And for no other reason. The One who first created us, still keeps us alive.

And He will see us through.

Psalm 55:22 - "Cast your cares on the Lord - He will sustain you - and will never let the righteous fall..."

2 Corinthians 4:7-12 - " But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So death works in us, but life in you."