*A daughter of God’s take on breaking down and redefining the meaning of peace. (written 4 years ago.)
As a Christian who worries over everything, “giving something to God means to pray about something and, even though you may not get a direct result anytime “soon” you’re supposed to feel peace. Once you feel that peace, pray that it stays. If for some crazy reason it slips away from your grasp, beg Christ for it again; chances are, you might have gotten a bit too comfortable with it and forgot that it was there, in turn pushing it away yourself.
That mysterious peace is and always will be the only thing that will get you through this life. It creeps up on me when I least expect it. Sometimes… I don’t understand it… Without God’s peace which comes by (visually) giving your “things” to Him, you can’t smile. Even when life hurt, (physically or in an emotional way) I know that I wouldn’t have been able to smile without His peace. It was shown to me that life is not about worrying about how you will react to your surrounding, how you will impress others, or worrying about the next steps in life. It’s not about stressing over how to begin again, start over, avoid confrontations, people treating you coldly, or moving on.
Having God’s peace reminds me that I’m clueless and… well… that’s okay. Yes, I’m often afraid… about a lot of things. I’m not as adventurous as I paint myself to be (but what harm is there in dreaming right?;) Even so, I can and should be more adventurous. I don’t gain anything but regret if I’m afraid. It’s easy to be afraid because we never have control over everything in our lives. Dang it, it’s too freaking easy! And, it takes up too much of our energy. The real thing to tackle may actually not have anything to do with fear… after all, we are the only things standing in our own way of success… I think the real thing to tackle is how to remain constant in our respective walks of faith. A lot of times, looking forward, pushing forward, and moving forward are the only things we have left. Peace, heavenly peace… is what we need. It’s what we must desperately look for.
Letting go is supposed to make life easier. I never realized the extent of how much I need God or the extent of my mistakes until I felt as if I couldn’t breathe anymore in my overwhelming stress. When you let go of things, it can hurt. Memories can haunt, people can change, and change will happen, but at least that change does not have to be in your control anymore, and yes… that can be a good thing. The awesome thing is that after a change, new things can grow. Memories are created daily, love blossoms often, and you can meet marvelous people any day. As we walk through life in a relationship with Christ, He can have control over the things that burden us and we can then realize that He is all we essentially need and His love can give us all of the beautifully raw things of this life.
Now, I don’t know what He’s doing in my life or yours… but I can promise it will be worth everything.
17 corners in pages of a book that speaks life.
- Isaiah 41:10
- Matthew 11:28-30
- John 14:27
- Psalm 147:3
- Psalm 147:14
- Isaiah 43:2, 4, actually the whole thing…
- Habakkuk 3:17-19
- Job 1:20-22
- John 16:33
- Psalm 62:8
- Psalm 34: 18
- Psalm 73:26
- 1 Peter 5:7
- Proverbs 3:5-6
- Matthew 11:25
- Psalm 18:2
- Psalm 29:11
**There are so much more than 17… I’m indecisive and it’s a long book(;
***Oxford Dictionary… because of England. Duh.