Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Finding Peace

I have to admit, it's been hectic these past 3 weeks or so.  It is of course summer vacation for our children, and hubby volunteered hours as a camp nurse using his RN license for ministry work.  We've been running to and fro, to swimming lessons, camp, errands, appointments, and also trying to keep up with household duties.

Our home is more slow paced most days, laid back and not as harried as the world outside.  A teapot is usually resting on the old gas stove top, the children play with their games and toys, the television more often than not sits in silence, and our vehicles don't move as much as others in our neighborhood.  No hurry, no rush.

Other days aren't so calm and slower paced.  Autism rears its head and brings with it chaos.  Frustrations from inability to communicate feelings bring lashing out and aggression.  Regular childhood jealousies and jockeying for position amongst the siblings enhance the effect.  Even with proper training, we have "those" days.

We still find peace, amidst the storms, by the words from Scripture.  

II Corinthians 12:9--And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me

His grace IS sufficient.  If we know Him as our personal Lord and Savior, He lives in us, and His grace is with us.  

What scripture do you lean on when your life hits the bumps and potholes along the road?  

I'll be the first to admit, we're not perfect here.  We cry, fuss, sometimes scream.  Yes, we worry, despite knowing God will take care of things.  As we grow along the way, we both worry less and less, letting go instead and giving the worries and issues to Jesus to carry.  As we grow more mature as Christians, we put more and more to prayer first, seeking Him first.  

As you face your daily trials and temptations, don't forget to go to Him in prayer.  As the hymn says, "everything to God in prayer"....we all should remember that!  Let His grace be sufficient for you!

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