Tuesday, July 24, 2012

He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world - I John 4:4

God's peace is not an escape from reality. We are not somehow mentally "removed" from feeling pain or struggling . . . Rather, peace is an undergirding[1] rock-solid foundation so that no matter the tears we cry or the sorrow we feel, deep down inside we know with an abiding[2] assurance[3] that God is with us. God is in control, and the joy of the Lord is going to emerge far greater than any depth of agony we may be experiencing.

[1] Undergirding means – like a bridge has supports to hold it up or like a house has a foundation to hold it up.  It is a strong support and foundation.
[2] Abiding means – never stops, long lasting, unshakable, permanent
[3] Assurance means – promise, pledge, guarantee

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