I haven’t been up to writing much this summer– between kids needs and my fatigue, it has been hard to even think. In fact, I mostly felt like complaining this morning- but I came across this journal entry- and it reset my balance.
“Peace I give. Not as the world giveth”
Not the end of wars or the locking up of all your enemies. Not even a sudden burst of power to make everyone understand and treat my special needs kids right. That is a cease-fire; not peace. Peace comes quietly- distilling into the heart as we seek his comfort; or lifting us to our feet when we are tired, but need to be strong for our loved ones. It comes when we allow our faith to open the window a little wider and see beyond this one moment of time, and catch the tiniest glimpse of the grand scheme of eternity. He is in charge, and even tho’ he says that we need opposition in our lives, he watches and never leaves us alone- that gives me a great comfort of peace.
so I listen to him again- “Be still” he says, pause and breathe… “And know that I am God”
o.k.– now I can handle the force of nature required to get all my kiddies to church. 🙂
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
16 Therefore, let your hearts be comforted concerning Zion; for all flesh is in mine hands; be still and know that I am God.