What is serenity? It is a serene, calm, peaceful state of bliss. It is quiet, tranquil. It can also mean the absence of motion or disturbance, untroubled or without agitation.
Philippians 4:7 We are always looking for peace; anything that will bring us peace. This peace we are seeking can only come from God. He is the only one who can give us that serenity, peace that surpasses all understanding. To experience God's serenity, we must let God enter our heart, mind, and soul. We can defy the most severe circumstances in life with God's serenity. In prayer, speak to God. Ask him for wisdom, courage, and understanding. He will give you that serenity that surpasses all understanding.
I Peter 4:12 We will go through trials. When we go through those trials, our trust still needs to be in GOD. In our hardships we need to know and trust that God will work things out. Trust God and live one day at a time. Enjoy each moment. Perseverance and success are not born out of good times. They are born out of trials. These trials are not strange happenings. In our times of weakness, we must learn to rely on God's strength. He takes great delight when we trust and rely on Him. be encouraged, Jesus Christ is faithful. We can rest in Him. Trusting Him always for the outcome.
Jeremiah 29:11 We do not always understand the why of things that happen and we do not always need to know. God knows the plan that he has for us. They are plans for serenity and to give us a future and a hope.
Hebrews 13:5 God says he will never leave us or forsake (abandon) us. He is always there for us and here for us if we come to him. He knows the thoughts that he thinks toward us--the thoughts of peace and not of evil to give us and expected end.
Matthew 11:29, 30 Jesus said, "Come to me all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens and I will give you rest. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gently and you will find rest (serenity) for your souls."
If we surrender to God, we can be supremely happy in Him, in life and forever after.
"Serenity Prayer": God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will; That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen--Reinhold Niehbuhr, 1943
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