Advent - Peace, Day 3

December 19, 2018 chadsummers Blog

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

“Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.” Psalm 119:165

GREAT PEACE! Doesn’t that phrase just feel good to speak and believe? Being a Christian doesn’t mean that your problems go away, but rather it means that you have someone there to comfort, guide and help you through each of them. Just knowing and feeling that is why we are we blessed with great peace.

In today’s society, we like the easiest, quickest way to do anything but with more power comes more responsibility. We are responsible for loving his laws and walking uprightly, both of which should be full time jobs. Sometimes that means taking a slower, harder, and godly approach to things that go against what society tells you to do. Nevertheless, the peace you get from making a decision that has God’s blessing behind it is worth every extra effort that it takes; and as a reward, one can stand firm in who they are and more importantly in who the greater One within them is. In Isaiah 40:31, similarly we see that waiting upon the Lord’s way assures us that we will not grow faint or weary—we will not stumble when we seeking his great peace!

What would be the most peaceful environment that you could find yourself in? Would it be beside a waterfall listening to the water rush down stream? Would it be on the beach listening to the birds calling out to each other in the distance? Regardless of where you might find yourself, each of these environments pales in comparison to being in the presence of our Father. From experience, I can tell you that the greatest feeling is knowing you are right where God wants you to be—and that is with him. He is the only place where we can find GREAT PEACE!

Dear Heavenly Father, I thank you because I know your hand is always stretched out, wanting to show us the great things you have in store for us. May I learn to trust you and your ways and walk the path that you have set before me. Thank you for your guidance and help me to seek you in my every day decisions. For it’s in your son Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen

Contributed by Jimmy Wambua