We all know about having one of those days, the one’s where there appears to be a Murphy’s law at work, the stressful ones, even the bad hair one. But we all could use peaceful days.
Last week, I spilled a drink on my keyboard, it started typing wrong even though I got it up quickly. For a while, I could not even sign in, the gh might be gfl or something else. The next day it was fine.
We all run out of laundry detergent, toilet paper or milk. Maybe, we forget a birthday or an appointment. I could really tell you some stories. Somedays would be a sitcom, if it were happening on television and not to me. This is when my mind drifts to Him, and I remember that He, Himself, is my peace.
And some days appear hopeless with ongoing ailments or problems. I have had a long recovery from surgery. Not feeling well and dealing with life can certainly be a challenge, feeling that you let others down or just knowing someone needs you and you can’t help or worse that they won’t let you. These are peaceful days still, if our mind is on Him, Isaiah 26:3
The Hebrew word for day is yom. The Bible is full of verse about days. God created the world in six days, which were twelve hours each, day and night and called them good. We are to number them, Psalm 90:12 so that we may realize how mortal we are and have a wise heart.
God set aside feast days, holy days. He has His calendar, a perfect will and yet a permissive one as we have a free will. Ephesians 5:16 tells us to redeem the time because the days are evil. And they are as we approach His return. Matthew 24 says they will be like the days of Noah. He also cuts days short during the Great Tribulation or else no flesh would be saved, now those are evil days. And I think it may mean even days before He comes as He sees fit.
2 Timothy 3:1 says that in the last days there will will be difficult times Revelation 9:6 speaks of people wanting to die and cannot. But we, as believers do not have to be here if He comes in the clouds, pre-tribulation, which is what I believe, and I won’t argue the point. We can still enjoy His peace, John 14:27.
We can add to our days by honoring our parents, obeying God and of course, there are people He will cut off when He has exhausted all means of saving them. And some believers as well may not walk in His fullness, listening to their own advice and that of the world.
Perhaps, you can do your own study of days, like forty days and night, that is how long it rained, how long Jesus was tempted, and He is our ark. You will see lots of correlations. Jonah in the whale, and yes, he was dead, three days and nights, Jesus in the tomb, what He called the sign of Jonah.
But the one peaceful day I look forward to, happens again and again. We get glimpses of heaven on earth but this day begins eternity, even though it may begin in us at the time of salvation or even before as He made plans for us.
A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked. Psalm 84:10 New Living
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