Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.
You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. Psalm 85:1-2
Psalm 85 reminds us that the God of Jacob delivers us from our human nature so that we receive God’s peace that surpasses all human understanding!
This special blessing of peace comforts our soul in times like we are living in. The peace of God fills our heart as the Holy Spirit comes to touch our hearts and minds so we can find that hope that fills our minds with the enduring peace of God that surpasses all human understanding.
It reminds me of the hymn in Grandma Briggs’ hymnal: “My hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness” that concludes “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand.” (A Mighty Fortress is Our God by Martin Luther)