“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27 It has rained here most of the day. I lost power several times, the first couple were during work. The power went off for mere seconds, but sheer panic swallowed me. I lost connection with my main work office, I grabbed my cell phone and had no signal. I have not yet bought a phone you plug in so my cordless was useless. I felt helpless. I was on this mountain just miles from people, but I felt hundreds of miles from the world. I was reconnected within minutes, but it was long enough to spawn a migraine and fear that gripped out of nowhere. I had a mountain of work and every second counted. Peace daughter, peace be still…
After it came back up, I called one of our wonder IT guys and came up with a game plan for reconnecting in the future when it happens (because of course it didn’t come up as fast as I wanted) and I’ll go buy a phone to plug in this weekend (something my mom had already told me to do), but this whole power outage was more of an exercise in faith (that I did not do to well in). After work, the lesson continued when a friend “reminded” me to lean into my faith and Scriptures and stop working so hard and stressing. I stood outside for a long time and watched the clouds. I came in and kept hearing peace be still. I fell asleep with April in the chair watching the trees sway in the wind and the leaves fall (one of my favorite pastimes these days).
When I woke, I looked through the pictures of the clouds. A storm was trying to blow in. There was peace in the storm, a beauty in the midst of it. Even a light shining through it. We are not alone in the storm. The enemy likes us to think we are, but we aren’t. In Mark 4 the disciples thought there were going to perish “3738 39 40 ” That was me today. #realtalk
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John 14:26 He brought that Scripture to my remembrance today, I find that awesome. He cares so much about us that He reminds us of His Word and His promises to us. How awesome is that?! Continue to help us Father God to claim that power of the Holy Ghost and bring to our remembrance the things You’ve taught and are teaching us. Help us to keep our minds, our hearts, our eyes fixed on You. In Jesus precious name we pray Amen. 💛 ~ Chelle, #f8ithgal
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” ~ Isaiah 26:3