Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Words of Encouragement

Oh to be carefree!  To be able to enjoy things around you and not to be frozen because of fear or doubt.  Well we can be carefree even in the midst of our own situations.  We do not have to be burden by life's cares.  We can let them go and know that God will strengthen us to stand.  So like these teens, we can enjoy life not matter what is before us.

The LORD sits [a] enthroned over the flood; the LORD is enthroned as King forever. The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. - Psalm 29:10-11

Peace of God. We find Strength in God's Peace. Have you ever read the Psalms and come away from reading them and found encouragement?  That is because many of the psalms were written to do just that.  These psalms (songs) were to reminded us of God's attributes and in doing so, remind us of whom we belong.

The psalmist writes that God sits over the flood and he is king forever.  Surely this God that can be lifted above the floods that would wipe everyone else out can have power of my situations.  When I belong to this great God, I can find peace.  It is in this place of peace with God that I can also find strength.

When we are restless it is because we feel hopeless believe that our situations will destroy us.  When we trust in God and remind ourselves of who he is, we find peace and in that peace, strength.

Lord today, help us to remember the great God that you are.  When we do that you promise us blessings.  Those blessings are your peace and your strength.  Bless someone today that will be facing something difficult and will need to know they can have your peace as wells as your power to overcome their difficulty.