An old mentor of mine once told me, "I love how good the Lord is." And I often think of how right she was. He is good. Even when many things in our lives and all around us are not so good.
One of the good things He gives us is peace. My name, "Erin" means "Peace" and so I've always desired peace in my life, craved it. But somehow, the things around me in my life - my circumstances - sometimes seem anything but peaceful. Yet, I remember reading a verse years ago that taught me about peace. The peace that surpasses understanding, as the Bible says. It taught me about God's peace, the kind that wraps you up and chases away your fears, silents your anxiety, calms your beating heart.
The Lord your God is with you,
the Mighty Warrior who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
in his love he will no longer rebuke you,
but will rejoice over you with singing.
How beautiful. He is with you, friend. He is a might warrior, He can save you! He takes great delight in you. In Him there is forgiveness, second chances. He will quiet you with His love. He sings over you, in joy.
Open your heart to this love today.
Willingly receive His peace.
Ask Him to sing over you,
to rejoice over you.
Because He is good. All the time.
And you are loved. Always.
Happy Sunday, friend.