I Am leaving you with a gift - peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid. John 14:27 (NLT)
Personal reflection: I have a very sensitive heart. I think I always have. My heart is easily wounded by the words and actions of others. It's possible that others think I overly or unreasonably react to things. I'm certain I do according to them. I've come to understand that this is how I was made. It's in the fabric of my being. I need to remind myself to run and hide in my Heavenly Father's arm for He knows me and loves me just as I am ~ and to embrace the Truth of His Word.
Recent events in the world have troubled my mind and my heart, but today I was reminded by our friend, Richard, in his post Steps to Peace - Jesus' style (Part 1) that Jesus has shown me the way. All I need to do is walk in it. I don't have to worry about anything. I don't have to be afraid. I can live in the gift Jesus gave - peace of mind and heart. It seems our world becomes more complex daily, but nothing surprises Jesus and He sent the Holy Spirit to be with us; right in the midst of it all. Today. I choose PEACE.
And, one of my favorite Chris Tomlin songs that reminds me I have no one to fear. May You, dear reader, experience His peace that is greater than any promise of peace this world has to offer.