“…Indeed, I will give you lasting peace in this place.”
Sometimes I wonder how I find it – lasting peace – in my daily life? Sure, when things are going great I can find peace. But what about the times when things are not so great…you know, the NORMAL times? It is easy to be at peace when I am someplace like this… but
when I have laundry to do and toilets to clean…different story. When I have to go to work, when I have to pay bills…the lasting peace comes from within. There are so many things around me that I miss…signs of Him that are there everyday.
Rainbows don’t happen without rain…nor does the sun rise on a new day, without the sun setting…
Lord, please help me seek and find you in all aspects of my day. Help me to continue experiencing your peace in my life. Help me to recognize the signs you put before me, even when they are not as breathtaking as a rainbow or snow capped mountains. Thank you for the blessings, for Andy and John, for extended family, friends, blogging friends…Lord, my blessings are too numerous to count…thank you.
Friends, his blessings are everywhere…things that can calm our souls and brighten our spirits. The blessings will not always be magnificent, but they are there…
What blessings are you experiencing these days?
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I read these verses this morning as part of @stephanieweinert chapter a day challenge
It has been months since I have shared in this space. A lot of hard things have happened.
Tomorrow it will be four months since the sudden death of a close family member that was in his mid-fifties.
The grief is palpable. The loss is cavernous.
And life goes on.
And I remember that “he is my help and my shield.” And I will be thankful.
With all the grief and sadness in the world I wasn’t sure how I would handle today. How I would allow myself to grieve this loss? Today when there has so much WRONG in our world. In a post @deidrariggs shared today she reminded us that life goes on. And I realized that today this is my life. And I can grieve this loss. My life goes on... I am thankful for the 4 days we had her. On Friday I will remember each event of her last day and I will remember her dying in my arms.
And I will be both sad and grateful. #infantloss #trisomy18 #stlouischildrenshospital
Mary – your photos are amazing! You have become a blessing. Your words quietly dropped over at my blog – thanks for your encouragement. Peace to you today friend. – Nancy
I second what Nancy wrote! I count you and your sweet encouragement as blessings in my life, Mary.