Thursday, October 16, 2014


Each day is a little life;
Every waking and rising a little birth,
Every fresh morning a little youth,
Every going to sleep and rest
a little death.
Arthur Schopenhauer

How are you sleeping these days? 

If the troubles of this world and its disturbing headlines are causing you so much concern that your rest is interrupted, journey with me back to The Book that speaks of these days with stunning accuracy.

2 Timothy 3: You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!NLT

In this life we will have troubles. 




Often, the tough times are interspersed with delights, joys, thrills and brilliant discoveries, but no matter how grand these may be, our good seasons are merely veiled glimpses of the incredible future awaiting all who persevere in Jesus Christ.

According to Him, our hearts are not to be troubled. (John 14:1-4)

The promise of Jesus in John 10:10 is that although the thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, He brings abundant life.

It seems to me that a life without peace isn't very abundant, so I'll go out on a limb here and suggest that really knowing Him as rescuer, redeemer and leader-Lord is the remedy for the restless, sleepless, "peacelessness" that plagues us.

Jesus offers peace when this world screams panic. 

The message of His relentless love and passionate pursuit of us-- His wandering, wayward little ones-- hasn't been successfully squelched by even the mightiest armies or cruelest tyrants.

And it never will be.

How amazing is it that in His identification with our frailty and humanity He spoke these words to bring us comfort and peace…

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 
Are you troubled by the news? Fearful for the future? Disturbed or overwhelmed by the woes of this world?

Come to Jesus. He has this. He has you. His promises are true and His love never fails. And here is His message for your anxious soul:

 "...I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” 
John 16:33

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