FAITH

False peace

Yesterday morning I posted how blessed I felt but that I was smart enough to know that life can change in a heartbeat. It did. Details are not important except to say that what has happened effects someone I love deeply and that will, of course, effect me.

What IS important is that while circumstances have changed and I’m going to face some trying times in the weeks ahead, I Am still blessed and God is still good.

I am at peace today. But it’s not the same peace as yesterday. Yesterday, life was full of joy and anticipation. It was just a good day all around. Yesterday’s peace had a lot to do with circumstances. It was not the peace that comes from God. It was feeling good because everything was good.

That is not the peace God gives.

We don’t really know the peace God gives, that extraordinary, unexplainable peace, until our circumstances are not so rosy. That peace takes our breath away like the wind we gulp in sometimes and makes us gasp. We know it’s God’s peace because we find ourselves turning to Him and not away from Him.

Our sense of God’s presence is heightened. Our ears acute to His voice. Our thoughts constantly referred back to Him. This is authentic peace not a false imitation.

As Oswald Chambers says, “Reflected peace is proof that we are right with God because we are turning our minds to Him. When we are not right with God, we can’t turn our minds to anyone but ourselves.”

I’m even more blessed today because God is giving me an opportunity to learn more about Him. Real peace, not false security, only comes from God.

And with that I ask God to bless whoever reads this and I hope you have a good day.

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  1. My thoughts and prayers are with you and that special person, Rebecca. God is giving you the peace that passeth understanding now and you can count on Him to do so in the days ahead, as I know you know. The True Peace. I never say I will pray for someone and don’t……my prayers will include ‘Rebecca and her concerns’.

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    • Tammi,
      Me, too. I never say I’ll pray for someone and then not do it. So it’s nice to hear someone else say the same thing. It’s amazing but this day has turned around significantly. BUT, I know there will be some more bumps. But I’m prepared. What an encouragement to know someone I don’t know is praying for me. God bless.

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    • Levi, Well, thank you, kind sir. I don’t think anyone has ever told me I wrote a “sweet” post. Warms my heart to hear that. God has just been showing up in all kinds of ways today. Still feeling a little breathless by it all. God bless.

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      • I thought the message was “sweet”. You’re a sweetheart and didn’t know it. Lol. And I’m not trying to flirt. I don’t know you but I think I know somewhat of your personality. You just need to get past the surface and you’ll see a very soft hearted person. That’s a compliment. 😀

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        • Hey, Levi, Thanks. BTW, my husband is always telling me I’m a lot nice than he is. I guess I just don’t want to see it or more than likely, I want to see myself as “tough” because I had to be to survive my childhood. Thanks for the compliment.

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