1 Peter 5:10
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.
This was the verse of the day yesterday on my Bible app on my phone. It comes from a fabulous passage of scripture which talks about casting your cares upon God. If you haven't read ever it, or if you need a refresher, I encourage to look it up.
Yesterday, when I read this verse something jumped out to me that I've never really paid much attention to in the past. Isn't it amazing how scripture does that? It really is alive and while it's unchanging, you can read the same passage or verse a thousand times and it can have a different meaning every single time depending on where you are in your life at that moment.
Yesterday, when I read it, the last two words hit me in a way they never have before. I've read this scripture so many times, but when I went back and read it again, I actually asked myself, "Does it really say settle you?". I mean we all want to be perfected, established, and strengthened, but when I read those words "settle you" . . . I mean how amazing is that? To be settled . . . not settling for less, but being settled. To me being settled brings a picture of being content and at peace wherever you are. It brings a picture of being calm and at rest in a good way. It brings a picture of being confident in the One who can do what we can't do.
I think it's amazing how God works in our lives. He knows exactly what we need and when we need it. He knows what we are and are not ready for. And if we let Him, He will settle us.