Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
Let your gentleness be known to all men.
The Lord is at hand.
Be anxious for nothing,
but in everything by prayer and supplication,
let your requests be made known to God;
and the peace of God,
which surpasses all understanding,
will guard your hearts and minds
through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7 nkjv
In case you couldn't tell from my last post (sarcasm here) I was quite discouraged by the outcome of the election. And for two reasons, I'm going to bring it up again.
First, I want to thank all of my blogging friends who were so encouraging through their comments. And secondly, and because of their comments, The Lord grounded me again with the above verse.
It's interesting to me how we are told to rejoice always, and in the same breath reminded again to...rejoice. Is it that we forget so easily, or days like last Tuesday trip us up?
Check out all these gentle reminders just in one verse:
The Lord is at hand
And the two benefits we'll receive is:
Peace that passes understanding. I like to call it 'freaky peace'. The kind where all heck can be breaking loose in your life, but you still can have a wonderful calmness inside.
Our hearts and minds will be guarded through Christ Jesus.
And the next verse goes into the 'whatevers' I wrote about here.
Concerning the election, and I'm sorry I can't remember on whose blog/comment I read this, but they put it back into perspective when they said, "God wasn't up there wringing his hands and fretting over the outcome". He was the same loving and holy God before that He is now. I'm so thankful that He never changes.
It's All NO FEAR Good!
UPDATE: IT'S SNOWING!!!
w/ LIGHTENING & THUNDER!