Friday, October 10, 2008

Words of Peace

I thought I would post some scriptures that I have been meditating on since last week. They have brought great comfort and peace in a time of uncertainty. All I can say is that I regret not being this enamored with God before the layoff. If the layoff was God getting our attention, it certainly worked and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Isaiah 12:2
- Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Romans 8:28- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Jeremiah 29:11-13- For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.

Isaiah 49:13- Shout for joy, O heavens; rejoice, O earth; burst into song, O mountains! For the LORD comforts his people and will have compassion on his afflicted ones.

Philippians 4:6-7- Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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.

James 1:2-4- Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

2 comments:

Kelly said...

Becky,

I am praying for you guys through this time. Uncertainty is so difficult on our earthly selves, but nothing else brings us closer to the Lord. There's something about us giving it all up to Him that brings out new hopes, opportunities and greater love...usually us for Him since He has loved us incredibly from the start. :o) There's no greater feeling.

I really love this piece of Scripture that you shared:

Romans 8:28- And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

It's one that I've been praying over myself.

God bless you guys this weekend!

The Ramblin' Rat said...

Thank you so much for your prayers. We can definitely feel God working though us through this time.

I love how even though the scripture is over 2,000 years old and yet, it's so relevant for us today. It goes to show that God's word never changes. It's so comforting.