It is not hard - at least for me - to become discouraged and more than my normal cynical self in this world. Satan works -- nay, nay -- he attacks to destroy the peace we are granted in Christ. The devil schemes to cause us to look other than the wounds of Jesus Christ for our worth and hope. Our sin and the consequences we bring upon ourselves add to the accusations brought by the accuser. We trust that we cannot be moved from God in Christ. Yet, we struggle with the daily joy and hope that ought be ours. The words of the psalm, "restore to me the joy of Your salvation" is often my most ardent prayer. Let us not lose hope - for Christ is soon to return. Continue to work and pray, sharing the life saving and life changing Word of the Gospel. The PEACE of God which passes all understanding keep your hearts and mind in Jesus.