Are you facing difficult problems which seem insurmountable at length?
Then it’s time to agree with God that, “The joy of the Lord is my strength.”
You may not, initially, feel joy and strength when you’re first confessing it,
but this affirmation can build in your life as the Lord Himself is blessing it.
And, “Peace be with you,” were the words that the risen Savior said
when He amazingly appeared to His disciples after His resurrection from the dead.
In His message of the beatitudes, Jesus listed ways that we can be blessed.
Therefore, be a peacemaker, even to yourself…and, in Jesus Christ, find rest.
P. A. Oltrogge
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
“…Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
“Then, the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’” John 20:19
“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27
“…But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6