This is where I find myself these days.
‘and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you.’
(1 Thessalonians 4:11)
In a world filled with fear, anger and division . . .
I’m choosing quiet. I’m choosing to step back, to give grace, and to rest in God’s promises.
‘Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.’