Today, I’m Claiming What’s Mine: Peace

The last two days my eyes have been twitching.

Ben says I’m stressed.

Besides still facing the hardship of unemployment, we are preparing to sell our home and move to the other side of town. (I know, those two statements don’t usually go together… Right? But we’re crazy and we like to live on the wild side.)

Ben’s brother is moving in with us, and for a while, he will sleeping on our couch.

why?

because my mom moved in with us last month, and she’s in our third bedroom.

(PS: I love family, and am SOO happy to have them with us. My mom is nothing but an absolute gem, and my kids are going to PEE their pants when they realize uncle d will be here to stay. They are kind of obsessed.)

School started up again and one of my courses is titled business law. The first day kind of made my head spin.

In addition to planning some upcoming trips,

there have been two other MAJOR  life changes that have happened within the last month.

oh and also, I’m raising two young children.

Ben says I’m stressed.

I know for a fact that many of you are going through a lot right now, too.

Um, because, NO ONE is immune to life…. And life involves like, stuff. You know?

But it wasn’t until bible study the other night where I realized I needed more peace in my life.

The kind of peace that stills your heart in the midst of change .

The kind of peace that is founded on faith that God is already on the other side of the hill and he sees the green pastures.

The kind of peace that stills twitching eyes.

I wouldn’t change any of this “stuff” for the world. Not even the loss of Ben’s job, because it has refined our faith. I’m pretty sure we are completely different people than who we were just 3 months ago .

But I’ve realized that recently that after I pray, I start dissecting on how everything is hopefully going to work out, and our bodies are just not meant to carry that kind of burden.

My dear self, don’t you know God promises peace, and it doesn’t depend on circumstances?

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the best part about that is,

It’s already ours.

It is a peace that passes all human understanding.

Like literally, all human understanding.

That’s ours to claim.

A peace that stills troubled waters.  A peace that digs in to all the corners of your heart and allows your body to breathe.

I’m claiming that today, because God sees the end view, and I choose to rest in that hope.

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NLT)

Now may the Lord of peace himself, give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.

 

 

 

One thought on “Today, I’m Claiming What’s Mine: Peace

  1. I love how individual God is with us and teaches us things on a personal level. He’s shown me things about myself that I didn’t even know until recently. A few years ago, I realized (aka or you know, the Spirit pointed it out) how I didn’t know how to stop. I couldn’t STOP. I mean to stop thinking, stop talking, stop worrying, stop analyzing, stop planning, stop figuring.. just to stop. I have had to train myself how to shut up, basically. I’m not GREAT at it, but we’re all a work in progress, right? God is teaching you how to have peace in all situations, and it’s exciting to not know what might be around the corner, but to know He’s there… He’s leading, He’s teaching, He’s always there. I’m always here, too, but I’m a mess. He’s always got his shit together, and I’m glad He’s the one in charge. This has been a verse I used to read, but it finally means something to me personally: “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil,for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” I don’t know what life is going to look like tomorrow, or in ten years… or even five minutes from now. I don’t know what it’s “supposed” to look like, but I know He’s there, and for me, that’s enough! Love you, Rosie!

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