The effect of righteousness. 01/30/14 (Morning thought)

Isaiah 32:17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever. 18 And my people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, and in sure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

This passage of scripture clearly delineates what's the sure result of following after righteousness, in a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. We look around us, and we are perturbed with what we see and hear on the daily news. Many people are living in fear constantly, not knowing what tomorrow may bring.Is there going to be another random shooting, another terrorist attack? Are our children going to reach home safely. Will I find a pink slip on my desk tomorrow? Will the diagnosis be cancer? and on and on and on. The righteousness of Christ, imputed and imparted to us on a daily basis brings us a peace that passes all understanding. In an uncertain world, those who put their trust in God, allowing Him to work in and through them, are granted the grace and strength needed, to face with fortitude and confidence, life's most difficult challenges, without being disturbed or overwhelmed by circumstances. This is a direct result of a relationship with God which results in peace, quietness, and assurance forever. It's our privilege to walk with God everyday and these promises will certainly be fulfilled in our daily lives.  God bless!