PEACE THROUGH THE DARKEST SEASONS
We have just been through a dark season in our lives. The flu hit my family hard this past month and we are finally coming out of it. Where is peace when pain and fever rack our bodies? How do we find peace through the darkest seasons?
With all the unrest in our country right now and strong, differing opinions, how can we live peacefully? Where do we start?
If we look at our circumstances and try to find it we will be disappointed. Can we find a peaceful existence through what this world can offer? Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes peace. Jesus offers us something different.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)
I can’t really explain it, but my heart is at peace knowing that God is still the Creator and Sustainer of our lives. Some people will not agree with me, and I understand that. All I can do is share from my own experience.
NATURE INVOKES A SENSE OF PEACE
When the weather is warm I love to be outside to sit and contemplate. For me being out in nature, enjoying creation invokes a desire to worship and praise my God. It also helps to calm my spirit and give a sense of peace.
Today I have been hard at work with another poem. I created it from the words I found at the online website of Magnetic Poetry. Again I used the nature kit, because I’m always drawn to nature.
Peace Through Dark Times
Air at dawn wild and wet
Daffodil beneath a fresh moist blanket
Rose quietly out of the earth
Warmed by spring sunshine
I will grow through dark seasons
Wander the soft verdant forest path
in a beautiful sacred sanctuary
My soul, a garden of peace
My prayer is that you, too, will find the peace that only God can give. This kind of peace gives us hope.
Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!