1 Thessalonians 4:17


1 Thessalonians 4:17 And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage each other with these words.


I’m encouraged, LORD, by the peace and contentment that I feel in my heart this morning.  Sure, I’m at peace due to the fact that you and your holy angels have protected me for a new day.   It’s helpful to wake up to a warm home and plenty of clothes.  All of these fail to compare to the promise of your forgiveness and the assurance that I will be with you forever in heaven.  Fill me with this message of peace each day as I’m confronted by new challenges and old worries.  Strengthen me to offer these words of encouragement to those who are doubtful and/or have strayed away from you, their Good Shepherd.  How I eagerly look forward to your return!  Amen.