Choosing Peace

Life is chaotic.  I don’t have to plan or try for chaos-that comes naturally!  I have to plan and prepare for peace–and choose to remain in that peace! Jesus warned us that in this life we would have trials of all kinds, but more importantly, He told us we don’t have to fear because He has already overcome them and He is bigger than any problem or challenge we will EVER face!  Our Savior knows how we feel in every situation and He knows exactly what we need to get through it and grow from it and hopefully then bless others after it!

Our family is in a season of trial right now, but we are also in a season of blessing–all at the same time.  We are facing many health challenges while at the same time we are surrounded and filled with the complete peace that is beyond our understanding!  There are simply no words to describe the calm and the peace that come from God and I have never experienced it as strongly as I have recently.  Even in the face of emergency room visits, hospital stays, and debilitating days of pain and fatigue–God is faithful and good to bring comfort and encouragement at exactly the right time. 

Thank You Lord that regardless of what this life throws at us and what trials are swirling around us, You are always faithful, steadfast, and true! You are my strong tower and my ever present help and I thank You for the peace that surpasses my understanding- Your true peace that is not of this world but a gift from You!  Give me strength to not stray from Your peace or allow myself to get caught up in the whirlwind of circumstances around me, but to stay steadfastly connected to You and abide in You- my source of peace! 

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