Proverbs 31:25

Proverbs 31:25

Proverbs 31:25

AMP: Strength and dignity are her clothing and her position is strong and secure; she rejoices over the future (the latter day or time to come, knowing that she and her family are in readiness for it)!

CEV: She is strong and graceful, as well as cheerful, about the future.

MSG: She always faces tomorrow with a smile.

September 11, 2001 rocked our world, rocked our sense of safety and security.  Wall Street was closed for several days.  Many airline companies have either closed or filed for bankruptcy.

It seems that we hear of more businesses failing, or at least cutting back their workforce.  Many people who planned to retire in a few years find that they are now joining the ranks of the unemployed. 

Nothing is certain anymore.  Life as we once knew it will never be the same.

Yet, the virtuous woman has a position that is strong and secure.  What position would that be?  It’s the one of being in the shelter of the Most High God.  It’s knowing that her house is built on the Solid Rock.  She knows that the righteous will never be forsaken, nor will their seed ever be begging for bread.  She has a strong confidence in her God, in what He is able to do.  That is why she is able to face tomorrow with a smile.  That is why she can declare that she is able to lie down and sleep in peace — she KNOWS God will sustain her.  (Ps. 4:8) She knows that her sleep will be sweet.  (Pr. 3:24) She has learned that God will give sleep to those He loves.  (Ps. 127:2)

How are you sleeping at night? 

© 2004, Stacy R. Miller

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