Wednesday, May 19, 2010

God’s Peace

In this crazy world of fears, anxieties, distractions, can we really trust that God will give us peace?

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29 (NIV)

Not only does He promise to give us rest for our souls, but we can trust Him to do this…

Because He created us -
He made us in His image.

Because He knows us –
He is omniscient.
He knows exactly what we need
when we need it.

Because He loves us –
God is love.

Because He is truth –
This is the immutable character of God

Because He is able –
Nothing will keep us from our Lord.

What are some of the things you do to remind yourself that you can rest in God’s Peace?


Rebekah said...

Jeremiah 29:11 is my foundation for life.
He KNOWS the plans HE has for me and has only set them in hope and for my GOOD!

I often need reminding of this when I am walking blindfold along his paths, I have walked with him long enough to have learnt that i can trust him with all things, even when it seems hard and confusing!

Lynda Young said...

That's one of my favourite verses. I even have it on a pen I use.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

That one sentence does it for me: He knows exactly what we need.

~ Wendy

Lynda Young said...

hehe, does it for me too, Wendy :)

Karen said...

Wonderful affirmations...

I remind myself by reading His word and remembering what the Lord has brought me through in the past...knowing He will do it again....

Cherie Hill said...

Loved this sister...such an encouragement for me today!
With joy,

Sandy said...

Jeremiah 29:11 was the verse
I claimed for my oldest son
when he was diagnosed autistic
twenty-two years ago. It has
been a lifeline of hope to my

Lynda Young said...

Karen, thank you for your comment. What you said is so very true.

Cherie, I'm so glad you've gained encouragement through His words. Many hugs