By Elizabeth Prata
No matter how crazy the world gets, chaotic, illogical, or unsafe, yet in Christ there are three words:
For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens…. Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. … ll this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation; that is, in Christ God was reconciling the world to himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and entrusting to us the message of reconciliation. (2 Corinthians 5:5, 11, 18-19).
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 2:12).
Scripture is comforting. If you are stressed this week because of upcoming family reunions, worried about what’s happening in the world, sad, or even joyous in thanksgiving for the life Jesus has given us, seek Him in His word. Seek comfort there. Look unto Him in His word, and enjoy the peace that the Spirit will give through His word.