Finding peace and joy

Philippians 4:4-7

“Always be joyful in the Lord! I’ll say it again: Be joyful! Let everyone know how considerate you are. The Lord is near. Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks. Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.”

Psalms 104:33-34

“I will sing to the LORD throughout my life. I will make music to praise my God as long as I live. May my thoughts be pleasing to him. I will find joy in the LORD.”

It is possible to find peace in the Lord when your world appears to crumble all around you. When we place our trust in the Lord it shifts our focus from this temporary world to that heavenly realm where no sadness, no sorrow, no trouble will be seen.

Many times I find myself, without conscious thought, whistling or humming the tune of a hymn. I believe that those are times when the Holy Spirit of God is bringing me peace and encouragement through the words of the hymn writer. So, “I will sing to the LORD throughout my life.” I will “Always be joyful in the Lord!”


Father, Lover of my soul, thank you for the gift of music, which refreshes our souls and lifts our emotions. In those dark and troubling times in our lives, thank You for reminding us of the brightness and peacefulness of our forever home. That home where the sun breaks eternal bright and clear and we will have peace like a river. Amen.

©2019 Thomas E Williams

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