optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it
through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Peace through it all
Have you ever prayed “whatever it takes” over someone’s life? I had it prayed over mine the other day. I almost jumped out of my chair and said “Oh no, not that, don’t pray that” but when you get to the point in your life when you just are ready to be healed from a hurt that has been around for a long time, you stop yourself from stopping the person praying that prayer, and you surrender.
Well, this week has been quite a week. I’ve been completely shocked by the things that people have said to me, and I’ve also been shocked by the way that people have come around me and prayed, hugged, encouraged, it’s been a crazy week.
I learned a very important lesson this week. Sometimes things FEEL like they are about me, but they really aren’t they are about the other person. It has nothing to do with us, and in that, we find peace in things that would have caused us great pain.
As I listened to the song Winter Snow, I couldn’t help but to think about this past week, and how so sweetly, how God just enveloped me during some really hurtful times. Sometimes God calms the storm, and sometimes He calms His child.
Thank You Jesus that while the “whatever it takes” hit me like a hurricane, You were there to remind me how much You love me.
Gal 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.