January 16, 2011

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

Finances, relationships, work, school and health can all be areas of trial in our lives. The question and opportunity lies in how we respond to those trials. Many will go through their trials questioning God or sinking in self pity when all we need to do is look up! When we look back in hindsight, we can often see the good that God was producing through our trial and praise Him. What if we thank God for the trial in the midst of it, before we can see the end? Psalm 100:4 says to ‘enter His courts with praise,’ and Jesus’ prayer includes praise (Lk 11:2), so our model is to thank Him always for everything…good or bad…that enters our life. Let the PEACE of God rule in your hearts!
– Jen Reben

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