Advent Peace - Day 5

"Commit your way to the LORD; 
     trust in Him and He will do this:
He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, 
     the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for Him..."
                                                             - Psalm 37:5-7

"Wait for the LORD and keep His way..."
                                                   - Psalm 37: 34a

"Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
     there is a future for the man of peace."
                                                   - Psalm 37: 37

"The salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD;
     He is their stronghold in time of trouble.
The LORD helps them and delivers them;
     He delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
     because they take refuge in Him."
                                                              - Psalm 37:39-40

I think it was sometime last week that my friend Chris posted a Scripture verse in his Facebook status and followed it with the words: "nothing to add."

I'm feeling a little that way this morning.  I love the way that God's Word can speak right into our lives with no interpretation needed from anyone else.  So I guess the only commentary I have on these verses today is: believe it, Church.

Commit your ways to God; live an upright life as best you can and trust His grace to cover you when you don't; be confident that the way He makes your righteousness shine is that He sees you thru Jesus, who IS your righteousness.  Take refuge with Him.  Run to Him.  Tell Him everything.  And be at peace.

He's got this - whatever it is.

He's got you.

And you are safe.

The good news of the gospel - the miracle of God's coming at Christmas - is that everything really is going to be okay.  So be at peace today, Church.  It doesn't matter what things look like.

He is with us.  (Matthew 1:18-23)  And that's all we need to know to be at peace.

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