2 Thessalonians 3:16
"Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstances. The Lord be with you all."
Other than love, I think man’s greatest need is peace with His Creator, peace with himself, and with others. Though many pursue fame and riches, and after succeeding, only find themselves empty without the presence of love and peace in their lives.
Perhaps 2 Thessalonians 3:5 states the key to obtaining peace in all circumstances:
"May the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God and into the steadfastness of Christ."
The true issues of life are not achieved externally; it is internally within the heart. The source for lasting love and peace only come from the One whose very substance is love and peace.
Until we allow our hearts to be directed into the love of God and steadfastness of Christ, He cannot grant the peace we are all in desperate need of individually, and as a nation. Let us heed the Word of the One who has the truths to set us free from chains we cannot see.
In His love.
Thankful to complete Salem Lake 30 K (18.6 mi) Trail Run yesterday placing 3rd in my age division during my pursuit of endurance!