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True Joy and Peace Come from the Lord Alone

November 24, 2018 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Isaiah 26:3

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

You may admit that God is necessary, but do you honestly know that God is enough and that He is, in fact, more than enough? Friend, it may be that you’ll never know He is enough until He is all you have.

This is what God allowed to happen to Job. Everything was taken away: his health, his wealth, his family—all of it. Yet, Job still had the Lord, saying, “Though He slay me, yet will I trust him.” He saw the Lord Jesus by the eye of faith.

God sometimes brings us to the place where he brought Job to show us not only is God necessary, but God is enough.

The answer is not in reason but relationship. Not in explanation but in His promises. We come to the place where we’re like Jacob, who said, “I will not let Thee go except Thou bless me” (Genesis 32:26b)

Many a believer has lost his health, his business, his family, his reputation, but has still maintained his joy because the source of genuine contentment and peace is in God. Indeed, one may not know that God is enough until God is all one has.

ACTION POINT:

In the darkness, Jesus is there. Standing somewhere in the shadows, you’ll find Him. Come to know Him, understand Him and trust Him. Look to the Lord; trust in Him. Lean on the Lord. Leave it with the Lord.