It is extremely easy in the political, social, and societal climates we now live in to feel hopeless and lost. Please remember that God is Sovereign, in his loving kindness he gave us his Word to be our compass, and when we feel lost it will always point us towards him and get us back on track. He wants our hearts so charged up with his love that they radiate love, produce peace and repel stress and anxiety. Meditate on what the Bible says about what we should focus on and feel the worldly concerns just melting away….
How To Have Have Peace In A Disturbing World
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, 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. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”– Philippians 4:4-9 NIV
God Is Love
“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.” – 1 John 4:7-21 NIV
Nothing Can Separate You From Gods Love
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:38-39 NIV
The Truth About Gods Love
We learned in 1 John 4:8 that God is love…therefore read this passage in 1 Corinthians and replace the word love with God we understand just how perfect Gods love is for us. And then if we continue on into 1 Corinthians 13:8 it says “Love never fails” – that means GOD NEVER FAILS. That means he doesn’t give up on us….for anything until his mission is complete. He NEVER fails.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails”
God is patient & kind. He does not envy or boast. He is not proud. He does not dishonor others, he is not self-seeking or easily angered. He keeps no record of wrongs. He does not delight in evil but rejoices with truth. He always protects, trusts, hopes, and perseveres…God never fails.
*** I recommend the Interlinear Hebrew Greek English Bible for an accurate study of scriptures. Also available in a 4 Volume Set (larger print than single volume) Interlinear Hebrew Greek English 4 Volume Set