Happy Sunday 🙂
This past week was a real doozie. I had my first ever panic attack and let me tell ya, I do not recommend them. Would I want to have one again? NO. Am I grateful my body freaked out? YES. If I did not have the panic attack, I wouldn’t have booked a therapy appointment, found ways to chill out at work, taken a short break from exercising, or searched for P E A C E with God.
Everything happens for a reason, right? Right.
My life has had so many truly amazing and crazy things happen in it in just a short amount of time. Thank goodness my mind and body were like “SLOW IT DOWN GIRL. JUST SLOW. IT. DOWN.”
As I was reading my devotional this morning, the common theme was: PEACE.
I have spent a good majority of the past few weeks searching for joy and patience and kindness and while those are all important too…I left out peace. I let my mind run free with all of these crazy thoughts and worries about the future without ever trusting in God.
“I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.” JOHN 14:27
I have spent so long letting my fears, troubles, and anxieties take over my mind that I forgot there even was such a thing called peace. You don’t realize you are missing something until it’s gone, ya know?
So today, I pray for peace. Peace in the unknown, peace in the known. Peace in my relationships whether they be family, friends, or with myself. I pray for peace in YOUR life and in YOUR relationships. I pray that the peace of God envelops you in a warm hug, holds your hand, and leads you through the day.
Because wouldn’t life be way more fun if we didn’t worry so much? Wouldn’t life be truly and completely wonderful if we were so content in Jesus that even the simplest little things brought us an overwhelming amount of PEACE?
I pray for peace for you today. And for me. Because I am just too tired of worrying about this earthly life – today, I choose to find my strength and PEACE in God.
John 14:27 is one of my favorite 🙂 Thank you for the reminder!