“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, PEACE, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” Galatians 5
What are the sounds that help you relax? The swishing waves of an ocean? The crackling of a fire? Calming music? The sound of someone sleeping beside you? Drops of rain on the roof? When was the last time you felt deep PEACE all the way to your soul? Now, within that PEACE, did you feel contentment at the same time?
I know that when I feel at peace, my walk with Jesus Christ is full, my relationships are strong, I am in balance in my everyday activities and I can take full breaths without trying. My shoulders are down, my neck and shoulders are relaxed and I smile more readily.
Your life may be very chaotic right now or maybe you are in a crisis. Maybe you don’t see a way out and feel like there is no hope. You may be afraid of your future and what it holds. PEACE? What PEACE?!
“The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with PEACE.” Ps. 29
“A heart at PEACE gives life to the body…” Prov. 14
“I have told you these things, so that in Me, you may have PEACE. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16
THAT is how we can have true PEACE and contentment! He has overcome the world. He knows your world and what you are living right this moment. He cares about you and He loves you in a big way! Rest in that fact, let your shoulders relax, let your breathing slow down and deepen and allow yourself to experience His PEACE.