Thursday, April 9, 2015

Has Something Wrecked Your Peace Today?

Has something wrecked your peace today?

In Psalm 73, Asaph's peace was wrecked. It happens to all of us. In Asaph's case, as we often do, he tried and tried on his own to make sense of the issue that was wrecking him...but he couldn't do it. His peace remained wrecked. However in verse 17 there's a turning point as he says,

"Then one day I went into your sanctuary God."

Or in other words, He stopped trying to figure it out on his own, and He turned to the Lord for help.
Spending time with the Lord, can bring a peace that surpasses all understanding. The devotional book "Come Away My Beloved" says it like this:

"Bring me all that puzzles you. Many questions need no answer, for when the heart is at one with the Father, there comes an illumination of Spirit which transcends thought. Understanding becomes a state of heart rather than an achievement of the mind."

Let's set some time aside to spend with the Lord, and we will recognize, as Asaph did in verse 28,

"as for me, it is good for me to be near God"

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