Thursday, August 24, 2006

The Lord Is Near

Rejoice in the Lord always.
Rejoice in the Lord always.
Let your gentleness be evident, for the Lord is near.

Do not be anxious about anything,
but in all things by petition and prayer.
With thanksgiving present your requests to the Lord.

Whatever is true,
whatever is noble,
whatever is right,
whatever is pure,
whatever is lovely,
whatever is (commendable?).
If anything is excellent
and worthy of praise,
think about these.
The only reason we should rejoice always...

Regardless of the situation at hand...

and now regardless of whether I'm facing the stress of not understanding my lectures and that I need 48 hours a day (not just 24)...

Not because Christians are just a bunch of naive, shortsighted people who just gloss over things and laugh it all off, but simply because the most important, eternal, issue has been settled already all by God's work of sending Jesus to the cross.

That is why we can rejoice (and be content) in all situations. That is why we should rejoice in all situations.

The song came as a good reminder at the right time. Though I will continue to face the stress for this upcoming year, I know there's no need to be depressed and crushed by the surrounding pressures.

1 comment:

Giraffe Pen (기린 만년필) said...

I hope you keep drawing close to God and 'ride out' your stress. 'The Force' be with you :)