Weekly Verse

The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness light has dawned. Isaiah 9:2

Friday, December 6, 2013

Peace and Hope

We all feel lost, out of place, hurt. We all struggle with life. Sometimes it is all too easy to feel alone and helpless and unwanted. We may face opposition or pain. We will struggle. It's a fact of life... but God brings PEACE and HOPE into our darkness!

God gives us PEACE. He gives us comfort in our sufferings and our trials. Whenever you feel alone all you need to do is look to Him for His PEACE and His HOPE... 

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
Romans 5:1-5

These verses tell us not only that God gives us PEACE... but HOPE. They show us that not only should we be thankful for the GOOD that God gives us, but for the SUFFERING He gives us as well. God USES the suffering, the bad that we all face, to make us stronger, to define us and to give us HOPE. And that hope is beautiful and wonderful and given to us by God himself. 

We have this PEACE and this HOPE through one thing and one thing alone... JESUS.

God gives us PEACE, HOPE and SALVATION through Jesus. When we did nothing for Him, quite the contrary we sin all the time, He gave us salvation through Jesus' death. Through His death we receive PEACE and GRACE and LIGHT. 

Jesus brings LIGHT into a dark world. My dark world and your dark world. Through faith in Christ we are given PEACE and HOPE. So whenever you are struggling or hurting, remember that God USES the struggles and He will give you PEACE, HOPE and LIGHT. So rejoice! God saves and He's looking out for you, even when you may not see it.