My company is gone so I am back to blogging, and studying the Word.

My daughter has this book called 100 Ways To Know God Loves Me that we read before bed. Last night’s reading covered some big issues for our family at this time in life…

Hope (related to the story of Jeremiah): Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. (Psalm 62:5 NIV84)

Joy: yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. (Habakkuk 3:18 NIV84)

Peace (relating to the difference between temporary happiness and true joy from God): Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27 NIV84)

Rest: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28 NIV84)

The big four were right there together last night…i found inspiration from a children’s book. Sometimes it’s so simple but yet we think these things are complicated to attain just like our lives are complicated and spinning rapidly. My prayer today is that I can take a deep breath and get my hope, joy, peace and rest from God alone and not try to depend on myself. I can only have these things by total dependence on Jesus Christ. Lord, help me remember to look to you throughout the day!