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Of Peace and Of Stars

Peace. Rest. Contentment. How often can we claim those emotions? Can we even go for a day without getting riled up about something?

For me, the chances are unlikely. I have good days, yes. I have bad days too. But sometimes when someone ticks me off or something has me on edge, I get upset — I’ll wager we all do. But are you going to let your anger destroy your peace?

We have conflict within ourselves just as we have conflict with each other. We’re humans and that’s the way we work. But we need to be able to resolve the conflict; hopefully, in a peaceful manner.

But here’s another question: when you feel like your world is falling apart, when the world we live in seems to crumble into pieces, how do you feel? When nothing makes sense and you feel like you have every right to mope around, do you? Because I know in the times when my world starts to spin way too fast for me — I rely on the Lord. I lean on Him, and He gives me strength. He gives me peace.

Philippians 4:4-7 says:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

The peace that surpasses all understanding. Ok, um, don’t you want that? I do. Imagine an overflowing sense of peace that rests with you, no matter what difficulty you face. But you don’t have to imagine it — God grants it! Life isn’t easy, but God is always there for us to lean on, He sustains us. And when I feel like a mess, I ask God to fill me with His peace, and He does. Then, my problems don’t matter so much.

I believe in the God who made the earth, He makes the breath-taking sunsets and sets the stars in the sky at night. When I feel His presence in the awe of mountains, I know He walks with me every day no matter what I’ve done. I believe in the God of miracles. I believe in the God who helps me in my times of need. I believe in our loving God. I believe in the One and Only God, the God of peace.

Psalm 121

   I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.

When I need answers, or when I simply need assurance that indeed God loves me and that my help comes from Him, I go sit outside and watch the evening sky. As I gaze at the stars and talk with God, His promised peace comes and rests on my heart. It’s in that moment, that I know my God cares for me, and everyday of my life He will walk with me –through the mountains and the valleys.

About KatrinaW

Katrina is a young woman who doesn't know exactly what she's doing, or where she's going, but trusting that God will show the way and use her in ways she could never imagine.

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  1. When you get to your wits end, you will find, God lives there. – Unknown

  2. I’d rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not.
    Kurt Cobain

  3. This post really made me feel at peace.

  4. This was a great article, I loved reading it the entire time. I was able to relate strongly to all of the points made because I get so caught up in life and the stress that comes with it. Thank you for writing this it was great to read first thing in the morning.

  5. This reminds me of why I’ve always liked the night, as it shows that God has made beauty in even the darkest of places. Next time I feel like God is missing, I’ll look to the sky.

  6. This is very powerful

  7. This article was very well written.

  8. I actually love this because peace and rest are easily forgotten with busy schedules and its always nice to have a reminder.

  9. This is a very good article! It reminded me that God is always with me in the good and bad days.

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