Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,
Hebrews 12:1 KJV
I will say of the Lord , He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Psalms 91:2 KJV
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?
Micah 6:8 KJV
The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.
Jeremiah 31:3 KJV
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
Psalms 16:11 KJV
Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment?
Matthew 6:25 KJV
Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:13-14 KJV
Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
Hebrews 12:14 KJV
Do I just HAVE to have the last word? If I’m not so quick to respond to what someone is saying, especially when I disagree, would I actually say something different? More respectful, less harmful?
Follow peace? With everyone? This doesn’t mean that I roll over and become a floormat. But in every situation look for opportunities to act and respond in ways that bring peace and not division.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isaiah 26:3 KJV
This is such a powerful scripture for today. In our communities there is much to cause us discomfort and turmoil. Yet we can have peace in the midst of the storm. We don’t HAVE to be tossed to and fro like a leaf on a pond. We have the power to speak peace to our situation by dwelling on God’s Word, speaking His word, and praying His word.
One thing have I desired of the Lord , that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord , and to enquire in his temple.
Psalms 27:4 KJV