Finding Peace

peaceofchrist1 John 14:27 – 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.

With 10 people living under one roof life can become very stressful, sometimes so stressful that I am not sure I can take one more minute of it before I scream, “Quiet!” It is just before that moment that I stop and take a breath and pray for strength, to fill me with peace and allow me to be humble and graceful.  Sometimes it does not come easy and I often think it is because I have not completely let God take control.

In my walk of faith, one of the things I have found to be the hardest to accomplish is to let go and let God take control. Why is that so hard? Is it a small hole in our ability to truly believe? Or is it that we are human and it is in our nature to need that control?

Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly” – a complete life full of purpose – John 10:10.

In reading what I can about my walk of faith in the Lord, I see it like this:

In the movie “a league of their own” Gina Davis is torn from wanting to play ball or stay home with her husband who has been wounded in the war and she tells co-star Tom Hanks that “…it’s just so hard” Tom’s character screams in her face; “of course it is, that’s what makes it so great.”  I have to believe that about this path I am travelling, of course it is hard…my life has never been easy, but I’m comforted by the fact that if I handle this test of endurance with grace, my reward will be having a seat in the kingdom in heaven.

With that knowledge, I am comforted that I know He has my back. I know when I think that I just can’t take one more minute of the chaos that has become my life, I know He is right here behind me, His gentle hand supporting my back as He lightens the way in front of me.