Lent - Claiming your peace
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
~ 1 Peter 5:7
Today I am seeking an ever deeper peace with God.
While adding water to my pond this morning, I listened as sea gulls soared above. It's a cloudy morning, and the Oak trees are pushing out their new leaves. Yellow pollen has blanketed everything, and I'm drawn in to watch, as two birds fight for the same spot at our bird feeder.
Suddenly I realize that God is inviting me to have peace.
Peace always resides underneath our turmoils and anxieties of our heart. I am aware that peace doesn't always mean inner harmony or emotional tranquility.
The peace that God provides us quite often is beyond our thoughts and feelings, and we must trust that peace remains and is always there for us to claim. Even in the midst of chaos and moments of despair.
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2020
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Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.