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痛苦中的平安 Persevering with Peace

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Persevering with Peace 痛苦中的平安

Physical and emotional pain can often feel like aggressive adversaries. We may be tempted to give up or wish we could escape when we’re weary and can’t see the end of our current battle. But, like David, we can learn to trust that God will hold us up and help us rest in His constant and loving presence.
身体或情绪上的痛苦,往往就像凶猛的敌人。当我们疲惫不堪,又不知这样的痛苦何时才能结束,或许会忍不住想放弃,或希望能够逃脱。但就像大卫一样,我们也可以学习相信神会扶持我们,并帮助我们在祂永远和慈爱的同在中得享安歇。

Psalm 3 NIV
3 Lord, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me! 2 Many are saying of me, “God will not deliver him.” 3 But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. 4 I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. 5 I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me. 6 I will not fear though tens of thousands assail me on every side. 7 Arise, Lord! Deliver me, my God! Strike all my enemies on the jaw; break the teeth of the wicked. 8 From the Lord comes deliverance. May your blessing be on your people.

诗篇 3
3 耶和华啊,我的敌人何其加增!有许多人起来攻击我。2 有许多人议论我说:“他得不着神的帮助。”3 但你耶和华是我四围的盾牌,是我的荣耀,又是叫我抬起头来的。4 我用我的声音求告耶和华,他就从他的圣山上应允我。5 我躺下睡觉,我醒着,耶和华都保佑我。6 虽有成万的百姓来周围攻击我,我也不怕。7 耶和华啊,求你起来!我的神啊,求你救我!因为你打了我一切仇敌的腮骨,敲碎了恶人的牙齿。8 救恩属乎耶和华,愿你赐福给你的百姓。

INSIGHT
灵粮透视

In addition to the Psalms, the New Testament has a lot to say about perseverance through trials. The book of Acts tells the account of the apostle Peter who was preparing to stand trial after being unjustly imprisoned by King Herod for eight days. Undoubtedly he would be executed. But Peter didn’t lose any sleep over his impending death. In fact “the night before Peter was to be placed on trial, he was asleep” (Acts 12:6 NLT). Peter experienced peace—peace that can come only through trusting God—because the church was earnestly praying for him (vv. 5, 12).
除了诗篇之外,新约也经常提到在患难中的坚定信靠。例如在使徒行传中,使徒彼得无故被希律王囚禁八天,之后准备接受审判。换言之,他会被处决。但彼得面对即将到来的死亡,竟然没有失眠。事实上,彼得在受审的前一夜,依旧睡得安稳(使徒行传12章6节)。彼得品尝到全心信靠神才能得到的平安,因教会正迫切为他祷告(5、12节)。

The apostle Paul wrote about tranquility in his letter to the Philippians: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6–7).
使徒保罗在写给腓立比教会的书信中,也谈到了平静安稳。他写道:“应当一无挂虑,只要凡事藉着祷告、祈求和感谢,将你们所要的告诉神。神所赐出人意外的平安,必在基督耶稣里,保守你们的心怀意念。”(腓立比书4章6-7节)

When we can’t sleep because we’re troubled by the trials of life, instead of counting sheep we can talk to our Good Shepherd. Jesus promised,“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you” (John 14:27).
我们因生活的苦难而辗转难眠时,与其数着绵羊,不如向我们的好牧人倾吐心声。耶稣应许说:“我留下平安给你们,我将我的平安赐给你们。”(约翰福音14章27节)

What worries keep you awake at night? Ask God to help you find the peace you need.
有何挂虑让你无法入睡呢?可以恳求神帮助你,得着你所需要的平安。

Lord, thank You for giving us rest in the peace of Your constant presence and assuring us of the victory You’ve already won.
感谢主,让我们在祢永远同在的平安中得享安歇,并让我们知道祢早已赢得胜利。