Peace that Never Ends

Here’s the path to peace that never ends: By prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).

Here’s the promise of peace that never ends: Of His peace there will be no end (Isaiah 9:7).

The Way to Wisdom

God alone understands the way to wisdom; he knows where it can be found, for he looks throughout the whole earth and sees everything under the heavens. . . . And this is what he says to all humanity: the fear of the Lord is true wisdom (Job 28:23-24, 28).

He also says: If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you (James 1:5).

Fear of the Lord and prayer are the way to wisdom.

God’s Lovingkindness

Throughout my pregnancy I read the Psalms. I noticed God’s lovingkindness mentioned over and over again. On October 5, 1987, I delivered a baby boy. We named him Jonathan because we knew he was a gift from God.

When he was 3 days old we learned he was dangerously sick with Strep B. My constant thought and prayer was simple: “God, you’ve been telling me that nothing happens outside of your lovingkindness. I trust you.”

Our pastor visited and asked, “How can you be so peaceful?
I answered, “I am trusting in the lovingkindness of God.”

P.S. God completely healed Jonathan. We are so grateful! He is a very good gift from God.

Praying for a Prodigal?

You should know this about God: “God does not just sweep life away; instead he devises ways to bring us back when we have been separated from him (2 Samuel 14:14).”

One young man came back when he “became so hungry that even the pods he was feeding the pigs looked good to him (Luke 15:16).”

Ask the Lord to devise a way to bring your loved one back.