Sunday, July 3, 2016

Satisfied Sunday: Peace


So often, I go to church feeling burdened and weary, worried and anxious. As my pastor preaches, I sit in my pew worrying my way through the lesson, cross-examining myself to the point of unease. And while this doesn't always happen, it certainly impedes my conversations with the Lord, and burdens my heart.

Today, I felt God's peace. His presence swept in like a gentle wind, a whisper. And I realized that the worry I'm so accustomed to, which consumes me not only at church, but in my daily life as well, is not what God intended for me in Christ.

There's a reason these verses are my life verses:
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
~ Philippians 4:6-7

There's a peace you can know. And it was nice to feel that today. But even when I don't feel it, it's true. Lord, help me be a woman of peace, who doesn't trouble herself over anything. You are the peace sign.

"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, 
because they trust in You."
~ Isaiah 26:3

+ Am I bringing back Satisfied Sundays? I guess I am! 

++ I know this adorable photograph of a little woodland house has no real relevance to this post, but I found it on Pinterest and wanted to incorporate it into my novel, this post, my daily life, etc. 

8 comments:

  1. Your words are so serene and fluid (if that makes sense). Just reading this brought me so much peace and ease. Such a beautiful post!
    C | http://thisgirlc.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm so glad the Lord was able to use it to bring you peace. Thanks again ^-^

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  2. HELLO I LOVE YOUR BLOG WOW
    i believe that i followed a few months ago but i have rediscovered your space and it is wonderful!! this post is lovely. often we fail to accept God's peace because we think that we do not deserve to be peaceful, but He gives it willingly.

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    1. Wow, thank you, that means a lot! :) I love that...."We think that we do not deserve to be peaceful." This describes my mindset too often. I'm always thinking that I have to be worried/anxious/bothered about something. What a lie! Peace is what I'm pursuing from here forward.

      Thanks for commenting! :)

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  3. I'm not the only one who cross examines themselves in church? That's relief. I like these. You should totally bring them back. ^ ^

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    1. You are definitely not alone! Thanks for letting me know you can relate, I'm glad I'm not the only one. And thanks! I think I shall! :)

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  4. I love those verses so much <3

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Go with grace.