At the risk of making people I think I am older than I look, 🙂 , I was thinking about the different crises I may have lived through in the USA. My earliest memories as far as being aware of life around me were the Watergate Scandal and the Vietnam War. Then came gas lines and a terrible economy. That was all in the 1970s. Each decade of my life there has been some form of turmoil.
Since 1993, I have lived with chronic illness and have experienced what it is like to go through the maze of trying to get a diagnosis only to end up with being diagnosed with five issues, asthma, hypothyroid, Celiacs, Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis.
Since I rededicated my life to Jesus in July 1989, there have been many valleys, struggles, hardships, while not only trying to live for Jesus but also seeking what he was calling me to in life.
Considering the constant pressure of life whether what is happening in society, happening with my health, and happening with struggles in my own life, one might conclude I do not have peace of mind or if I say I do, some might think I am in denial.
It all comes down to not what I am looking to for help but who. The who is Jesus. Jesus said in John 14:
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
The peace the world looks at is temporary, external, and focused on circumstances, The peace Jesus gives is internal, eternal, and based on knowing him.
I love the way Psalm 121 says it:
I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.
Through everything I have been through, Jesus has brought me through. He has given me peace in my spirit and has helped me step by step.
I love this song by Alisa Turner- I Will Lift My Eyes.
Thank you for reading. God Bless.
19 thoughts on “Wellness Wednesday- Peace of Mind”
I was just reading about the Watergate scandal, I think Nixon’s case is relevant in law, even in my country,Uganda😁
How are things in Uganda?
I never watch news so i don’t know much about what’s going on in the entire country. But my holiday would be better if my sister wasn’t having online classes.
Is it because the two of you can’t have fun?
Sadly, no it’s not. We are four kids actually and we rarely talk to each other. But with her online classes on, I don’t get enough time to read my novels and books.
What kind of stories do you like?
Christian novels like The Cross by Max Lucado ,Mere Christianity by C S Lewis, In debt to Christ, A woman after God’s own heart etc etc. Literally I read anything Christian. I never read fiction yet still I watch it,in the movies.
I have written some short stories. If you read this one, please let me know what you think
My older brother used to have a poster in his room that said, “A ship in the harbor is safe, but that’s not what ships are built for.” As a little kid, I didn’t get it. But now I do.
Matt, what makes your testimony so powerful is that you ‘re actually living it. The peace you have in Jesus is not hypothetical, but REAL on a daily basis.
Thank you for giving all of us a peek at your relationship with Jesus (and others). It seems genuine and unforced–not polished and cultivated for social media. What you see is what you get.
God’s best to you.
Thank you David. I feel it is better to share what I do with the thinking of 2 Corinthians chapter one comforted to comfort others
It makes me question how people do life without God…I can’t imagine.
Peace isn’t a word I think about much, I think I take it for granted but your post causes me to reflect and appreciate how important and comforting it is to know and feel peace. ❤️Good words Matt!
I can’t imagine doing this life without God either. I am saving jokes for Paige 🤗
Amen and amen 🙏🏽 our God gives hope and peace, especially during these times of hardships
He is greater than any hardship
Beautiful song 💚
We are so blessed that we belong to the God of Glory! No matter what we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus Our Lord.
Jesus is our peace. I am thankful we can find rest and security in Him.
I am thankful too 🤗