God’s peace and God’s strength. That’s what I need today! I love the way the Amplified NT phrases these 2 ideas. Peace is “untroubled, undisturbed well-being” and strength is “the infusion of His strength into me so that I am ready for anything and equal to anything”. Somehow the word infusion creates a helpful word picture for me – “pouring in, filling”. Those are His promises to me as I keep my mind focused on Jesus.
In Bible reading this morning, I came across Psalm 119:144 that sums up Paul’s letter to the Phillipians for me.
“Thy testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.” NASB
“The way you tell me to live is always right; help me understand it so I can live to the fullest.” The Message