Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today's Daily Devotional

May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

05/06/09 “At all times, in every way” may seem like isolated incidents, but the New American Standard version indicates the hope that the Lord would CONTINUALLY grant peace. And He does this. But we have to remain attached to Him. If we pull away when tragedy strikes, we will be in despair. We branches must stay attached to the Vine that is, Jesus (see John 15), to receive and bear this fruit. In fact, while I was unemployed for 13 months, I was closer to the Lord than I’ve ever been. I was scared and uncertain about my family’s future and resentful of the people who laid me off. But I clung to God! And because I did, He gave me peace. It wasn’t that I didn’t doubt or fear or get angry. I really felt like an oscillating fan. But I didn’t lose one moment of sleep during that time. And His presence was very evident to me. That’s peace!

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