Friday, June 18, 2010

Whatever is...

I'm already starting the cycle of thinking about what I was doing this time last year... and that was something I was really hoping would not come to mind... but I guess it is inevitable. So I said a quick prayer... Lord, if those thoughts are going to come to me, please let me have peace within those thoughts.

So using the handy bible shaker app on my iPhone, I searched for verses of peace. Here are a few I read that I'm hoping will guide me through this weekend...

Philippians 4:4-9
4Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.
John 16:33
33"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world."
Romans 5: 1-5
1Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; 4perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

Dear Lord, please help me to enjoy the memories and learn from the sorrows... to spend time making memories rather than dwelling on losses... and to find peace and learn lessons from the trials and sufferings. Thank you for the opportunity to learn and the opportunity to share the lessons every day.

Love y'all,

1 comment:

  1. Praying for you, Kacey! May the Lord send friends, family and angels to comfort you and bring you joy!