Peace, Quietness and Confidence

"And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever." Isaiah 32:17 (AMP)

If you long for peace, quietness and confidence in your life, here is the answer - righteous living.

While righteousness can sound like a lofty, unattainable goal, it's really quite simple. Righteous living is merely the act of living right. It's making sure that your attitude and your activities are pleasing to God. It's ridding yourself of those things which you know do not please the Father.

Righteousness does not mean that you are suddenly perfect, but that with God's help, you are willing to lay aside that which is wrong to do that which is right. As you do this, a wonderful peace begins to blossom in your life - the fruit of righteousness is peace and the effect will be a quietness and a confidence in your spirit, which will endure forever.

Dear Father, thank you for this wonderful promise, that as we pursue righteousness, you will fill us with peace, quietness and confidence. Please reveal to us areas of our lives which are not pleasing to you and give us a willingness to lay them aside. Amen

(Copyright© 2011 Jan Christiansen. All rights reserved.)

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