Hello…is anybody out there? Some days, you just feel…alone. It seems as though no matter what you say, it’s taken wrong. That you only have friends and family if you agree and support them. If the tables were turned…you’d be flopping on a beach, struggling for air.

Some days…we have those kind of days. Sometimes I wonder, if I just said what I wanted to, like others do to me, would I still have a friend or family member? If I expressed myself, did what I wanted, when I wanted…would people still speak to me…as I’m expected to when dealing with them?

There are days when I want to go far, far away, and forget all the troubles. I don’t want to worry about money, if the house is clean, the yard is mowed, the weeds are pulled. I don’t want to navigate the finances for a new furnace and overhaul on the house. I would like to only take care of my job at work, and have people help me as I always try to do. I don’t want to answer the phone for one more telemarketer or political call. Are the dishes done, the laundry clean, the oil changed in the car? Is the cat in or out…and is she up-to-date on her rabies shot if she’s out. Will the dog be sad and lonely if left too long? After all, he needs to be happy too.

Philippians 4:6 (NASB)

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

At times, this verse is hard to grasp. It floats beyond my reach, my thoughts of all the above crowding and littering my mind…until all I see is the miserable, selfish part of my life.

Be anxious for nothing. Instead of wanting to escape to a beach in Maine, far north where it’s too cold for others…I need to stop the quicksand of life in this world today. I need to stop and pray, thank God for everything that He has allowed in my life…good and bad. For He has allowed it for a purpose. Then I need to ask Him to help me with my day, my thoughts…and give me peace.

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In my mind, I can be on that beach. Listening to the waves roll in, the salty wind upon my face. I can watch the sunset and know there will be another day…and it may go better than the one I’m dealing with right now. And it may not, but I can have peace and contentment.

There are not too many of us that can change what is going on in our world today. We can’t put better, different people in office, we can’t make our neighbor live how we want them to. Unless you’re the boss, your co-workers don’t answer to you. We can’t use our rights to trample over everyone else’s. And no, we can’t even really control our own little world of family and friends. But we can choose to be at peace and live with contentment. Make a decision today to change your little world…and the rest of the world might not be so difficult to deal with. Have a great Monday!

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6 thoughts on “Peace of Life

  1. oh yes, I’m sitting here laughing and probably a little bit on the verge of crying as I read your words. You struck right to my heart, that arrow went straight and true. There seem to be more and more of these days when I just want to step off the merry-go-round and find a nice quiet planet in my own head to live. Philippians 4:6 floats beyond my reach too. I intellectually hear it but emotionally seldom can arrive there. This morning I’m being super efficient and then stumble all over what I thought was going to be a small task that suddenly turns into a Project …. one involving no less than 10 pages of forms to fill in/out/ and up. And no instructions on where or whom to return the paperwork to. I mean REALLY? So I’m having a super efficient morning and it doesn’t take much to throw me out of whack. I’m okay now, especially after reading your bloggy words. Just wanted to pipe and and say, “Go ahead and say what you want because YOUR worst comments will be so much nicer than others.”

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    1. Oh, thank you! I’m afraid my husband probably wouldn’t agree though, on that last part! 😉 I know you’ve had a crazy, busy summer, and that spinning gets almost out of control. I’ll be praying for calm days ahead.

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