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  • Writer's pictureJoni

Day 13: Serenity


You have said it.

You have heard others say it.

"IT IS WHAT IT IS"

meaning

"An expression used to characterize a frustrating or challenging situation that a person believes cannot be changed and must just be accepted"(dictionary.com).

You have said it.

You have heard others say it.

THE SERENITY PRAYER~

"GOD, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; accepting hardship as a pathway to peace; taking, as JESUS did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; trusting that YOU will make all things right if I surrender to YOUR will; so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with YOU forever in the next.

Amen" (Reinhold Niebuh)

And then you start to say it

because that is what HE said to say

when

"IT IS WHAT IT IS"

&

SERENITY is what you crave~

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to GOD..."

And then SERENITY becomes reality~

"...And the peace of GOD, which transcends all understanding,

will guard your hearts and your minds in CHRIST JESUS" (Philippians 4:6-7).

Because

SERENITY isn't something that

you can conger up your own

as it is

only found in TRUSTING in the ONE who you are asking for it~

"YOU will keep in perfect peace

those whose minds are steadfast,

because they trust in YOU" (Isaiah 26:3)

And then

"IT IS WHAT IT IS"

isn't so bad because

it becomes better than you have expected~

"...And the GOD of PEACE will be with you" (Philippians 4:9)

Because when you know

THE GOD OF SERENITY

then

SERENITY

becomes way

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

because

GOD overwhelms you

and changes you

despite the unchangeable.

And all GOD asks is for

you & me & everyone else

to

BE STILL & KNOW

that

GOD IS GOD

and nothing or no one

can ever change HIM,

yet

HE changes

"IT IS WHAT IT IS"

to

HE IS WHO HE IS

because

HE is

"THE PROMISE KEEPER"

(listen to the song below)

https://youtu.be/H8XivMN3Ado



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