By Ernest O'Neill

You Can Be at Peace Whatever You Face

By Rev. Ernest O'Neill

It's very different, when a thing happens, to have not just that old kind of praise God as a kind of abracadabra, but a heartfelt thanks to God because you know that he is in charge and he is allowing this to come and he wants the very best for you. He is at peace, he is not sweating, he is not perspiring, he is not all worked up, he is not on tranquilizers. If he loves you so much that he gave his son to die for you and still he can look at your terrible situation and be at peace. And don't forget you can't say to him, "Oh yeah, but it was him, it would be different." Because it is him. He is touched with all your infirmities and everything you touch, he touches too.  But if he can be at peace then why can't we relax?

Why can't we say 'Lord thank you'? Really as the dear book says you know, "Give thanks in all circumstances for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus." Give thanks in all circumstances, and you see what it does, it steadies everything. That's it.