I found myself fretting about the unrelenting chaos and confusion and lies and just outright lunacy we are seeing in cities in America and all over the world when I heard that still small voice say: CHOOSE JOY AND YOU WILL HAVE PEACE!
Choose joy! Then I thought about all of the blessings that still surround us even in this climate of chaos.
We are still free to worship
We are still free to study our Bibles
We are still free to pray
We are still free to help our neighbors
We are still free to show love
We are still free to go buy groceries in stores that are well stocked
We have shelter
We have electricity
We have running water
We have medical care
We have pharmacies where we can get needed medications
We have the power of voting
We have the freedom to make our voices heard in our government
It is time to count our blessings – all these and so many more –
It is time to honor our G-d in all we do and look forward to His return.
It is time to Choose Joy and allow His Peace to overcome any fear.
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Colossians 3:15 Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.
Romans 16:20 And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.”