Thought and Prayer for Monday, December 3, 2012
Monday, December 03, 2012
REST AND JOY
There have been times when we have been so tired or so sad that we just didn’t think things would ever get better. We simply would go through the motions because we were so wrapped up in what we had to deal with. But after a while, when we had some rest or when we heard good news, we felt better. We don’t have to wait for something to change to feel better. We can have both rest and joy through Jesus Christ, right now. The choice is ours.
Jeremiah 31:25 “For I have given rest to the weary and joy to the sorrowing.”
Dear Lord, help us today to remember that we don’t have to wait for something earthly to happen before we are happy again. Help us to know that we can have joy through You. You can give us all we need when we focus on You rather than the things of the world. Others may disappoint us but You never will. Help us to remember that we are part of You wonderful plan and that You can give us joy when we focus on You. Today, we put our trust in You and seek the rest and joy You have to offer us. In Jesus’ name. Amen.