The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.  Proverbs 10:22

This is another scripture that has reverberated in my spirit for the past month.

We know the blessing of the Lord makes one rich, but we don’t always remember that He adds no sorrow with it.

The word, sorrow, is defined as; to exert strength with pain and fatigue in body or mind.  To weary, to overlabor.  Toil.

Another word for sorrow in this scripture is toil.

Actually, several translations say it like this; The blessing of the Lord makes rich and He adds no toil with it.

When you are standing in faith for a promise from God, one thing you must watch out for is toil.

Recently I have had to remind myself that there is no toil added to the blessing of God.

Being a fixer, that it often difficult for me.  I tend to try to fix it myself.  Work it out myself.  Or find my own solution.  Before I know it, I find myself toiling.  When that happens, I stop and take a deep breath.  Why?  Toiling is not from God.

If you are going through a season where you are standing in faith for the promises of God to manifest in your life, first establish yourself in peace.  Make sure peace surrounds you.  If you are not experiencing peace, find out why and make the necessary adjustments needed in order to cultivate an atmosphere of peace.

Isaiah 55:12 says; For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace.

Colossians 3:15 says; Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

And I love this one!

For a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.  Psalm 37:37

God gives us peace, not toil.  Not hard labor to the point of exhaustion.  That only comes when we are not resting in Him.

Today I want to encourage you.  The next time you feel you are toiling, remember what the word of God says…the blessing of the Lord makes one rich and He adds no toil with it.  None!

If we want to walk in the blessings of God, we must choose to walk in the peace of God.  We must choose to refuse to live a life of toil.  We must determine in our heart to cultivate a lifestyle of peace.  An atmosphere of peace.

If you feel that toil is invading your life, stop, take a deep breath and choose peace.  Do whatever it takes to get your peace back.  Refuse toil and embrace peace.

Do not allow toil to move you out of a position of faith.  Instead let peace rule in your mind and heart.  Keep your mind stayed upon God and let peace lead you forth, just as the word of God says.



Meditate on this:

And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.  James 3:18