Fortunately, I have been reading Paul's letters. I love reading what Paul has to say. He gave us so much practical advice about living a Christian life. He, too, rode a twisting roller coaster in life. He experienced the high points of establishing churches and leading people to Christ and the lows of being thrown in prison for doing the Lord's work. I love when I come to the end of one of Paul's letters and read his encouraging conclusion. By the time I get to that point, I feel like Paul has been writing to me and those final sentences are meant just for me. These closing lines never fail to encourage me. I try to paraphrase them in the letters I write. I hope you will find them encouraging as well:
2 Thessalonians 3:16-18 May the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you. This greeting is in my own hand—Paul. This is a sign in every letter; this is how I write. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with all of you.
I could ask for nothing better than the grace and peace that comes from knowing Jesus Christ as Savior.