I loved 32:16-20 today. What a beautiful picture it paints – “Justice will dwell in the desert and righteousness live in the fertile field. The fruit of righteousness will be peace; the effect of righteousness will be quietness and confidence forever. My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest. Though hail flattens the forest and the city is leveled completely, how blessed you will be, sowing your seed by every stream, and letting your cattle and donkeys range free.”
I couldn’t help but wonder about the fruit of my life. Here it pretty much says that the fruit of righteousness will be quietness and confidence. Does quietness describe my life today? At times! Does quietness describe your life? A life that is filled with anxiety and that is fretting all the time is not a life that is trusting in the Lord. You can have chaos and turmoil all around and have confidence and a sense of peace that quiets one soul. But, you first must be trusting-in, and leaning on, the giver of that peace.
Until next time – Be Encouraged