The Lord gives His people strength; the Lord blesses His people with peace. – (Psalm 29:11, HCSB)
May the Lord make His people strong. May the Lord bless His people with peace. – (Psalm 29:11, ERV)
God makes His people strong. God gives His people peace. – (Psalm 29:11, MSG)
Strength and peace are a perfect pairing, as the two are needed to navigate challenges, exhaustion and the like. This morning, as I prepare for the last day before a four-day weekend, I need both the strength and the peace of God to navigate this day well. With Him, I can do all that I am called to do. May we ever seek the Lord to be our strength and peace, for He is faithful to meet us where we are and equip us with what we need.
The Lord is faithful,
He gives strength and peace;
To meet all our needs.
And as the Lord gives,
We’re given enough;
To share with others,
His grace and His love.
In weariness seek,
For in Him we find;
All that is needed,
For heart, soul and mind.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our strength and our peace in all things and at all times. Thank You that Your love fills and equips us with all that we need to keep moving forward throughout each new day. Forgive us for not slowing down to seek You in our weariness. Teach us to turn to You in all things and at all times, for You are faithful to meet us and supply us with all that is needed and more. Show us how to love those around us well, so that they too, may experience Your strengthening and Your perfect peace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we trust You and praise You for being our Source of strength and peace. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
He said, “Don’t be afraid, you who are treasured by God. Peace to you; be very strong!” – Daniel 10:19a