Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. [NASB1995®]
What is the source of our joy, of our view of life? Where do we place our confidence and hope? Paul encourages us here to leave all our worries, our fears, our struggles with the One who has already won, in Jesus, the Lamb of God.
The Gospel is, once and again, bringing everything to the foot of the cross and finding there the reason for our entire existence; we have been created by His, and He has drawn us into His love. There is no greater joy than this, no greater security than this: we know that we are in God’s hands.
When we learn and remember this, we experience that peace that God gives us, a peace that no one can take away from us.
We look to Him, we wait for Him. God bless!
Scripture quotation taken from the (NASB®) New American Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1960, 1971, 1977, 1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
Translation By: Emily Stader