Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Peace from Above

" A Psalm of David. Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones, Give unto the Lord glory and strength. Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name; Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. The voice of the Lord is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The Lord is over many waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful; The voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars, Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon. He makes them also skip like a calf, Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox. The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire. The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness; The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh. The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth, And strips the forests bare; And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!” The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, And the Lord sits as King forever. The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace." (Psalm 29, NKJV)

This life is often full of tumult and difficult circumstances. We try to find peace in troubled times by looking to things that are around us such as entertainment, food, friends, and family. All of those can be good things but they are not those things which will bring full satisfaction. Things in our immediate surrounding are only meant to be shadows that point to a far more significant source. Instead of looking around us for comfort we should look upward. Focusing on the glorious nature of God will bring our minds more in alignment with the true reality of the universe. This harmonious relationship between God and man is the peace our soul longs for.

"You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You." (Isaiah 26:3, NKJV)

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