Peace – not just for hippies :)

Peace, contentment. The ability to be still and hear the quiet whisper in the middle of the storm. 

To feel the onslaught of the hurricane rising up against you and to know that God is in control. To know that without Him, there is nothing, but WITH HIM, there is nothing you cannot do. 

To know the sense of peace that comes from doing something to the best of your ability and then letting go of it. 

To know that you cannot control how people act or react. To know that as long as you keep your eyes focused on God, your paths will be straight. 

To know that peace doesn’t come from avoiding the struggles. Instead, peace is moving through the struggles and still having joy, still moving forward, still trusting God. 

Peace – not anxiety, not stress, not pressure, not fear, not insecurity, not jealousy, not anger. Peace. 

Peace be with you, always. 

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About melindamcguirewrites

The young man or woman writing today has forgotten the problems of the human heart in conflict with itself which alone can make good writing because only that is worth writing about, worth the agony and the sweat. ------ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Speech, Stockholm, 1950
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7 Responses to Peace – not just for hippies :)

  1. Caleb Pirtle says:

    We long for peace, Melinda. We want to live it. We just don’t like to write about it.

  2. afracooking says:

    I was browsing posts that I had not read yet and stumbled across this one. Beautiful! Thankfully peace can make for beautiful writing as much as struggle does!Peace be with you!

  3. Reblogged this on melindamcguirewrites and commented:

    Missing all of you! Hope your summer is off to a wonderful start. — Melinda

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