Choosing Peace

Feb 7, 2012

Although it’s important to choose to see what we could do rather than what is, it is vital that we balance that with an acceptance of what is. Hmm, sound strange? Let me try to explain.

A few days ago I badly bruised my right hand. For days I have not only been nursing it but also learning to do things in crazy, different ways to minimize the pain. Anything from zippering a coat, to turning the key in the ignition can cause the fire of pain to shoot through my body.

While I think ahead to the time when my hand will be healed and I will be back to my normal, active self, I also am learning to have peace in today. Adjusting my plans. Not doing some things I would very much like to do. I am receiving the peace of what is rather than making myself miserable because I am limited and in pain.

Life is filled with challenges. You face them as well as I do. Through it all He whispers His Peace and tells us to ‘hope in God’ (Ps 43:5). I love that, don’t you? It takes all the pressure off.

Hope in Him to give us healing grace in the moment and all our tomorrows. Hope in Him to change our circumstances. Hope in Him to use everything to bring glory to His Name

‘For I shall yet praise Him’. More prayer, more patience, more waiting and the result will be blessing.

I have found it to be this way hundreds of times. Have you?

So let’s remember all through the day to place our hope in God.


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