Joy · Peace

Word for the day…

Facing a full day… I asked for a word…

He answered… Peace

“…For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
For you shall go out in joy and be led in peace…”
Isaiah 55:8-12 ESV
(emphasis added)
Be joyous… for His thoughts… are not my thoughts…
My bent toward pessimism… pragmatism… this is not how He thinks…
Neither are His ways… my ways… another reason for joy…
My way lately… seems to be the hard way… the long way…
This is not His way…
His Word… like rain… will bring about growth… fulfill its purpose…
Trustworthy promises… powerful words… 
A reason for peace to prevail…
I shall go out in joy… and be led in peace…
Lord… thank You… for the Word…
Thank You… for the ability to go out in joy…
Thank You… for leading me… in peace…

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