when strife comes my way
all I have to say is “yes”
to His perfect peace
Sometimes I can feel the storms brewing between my two girls. You know the warning signs… their talking gets a little faster, the volume becomes slightly elevated and higher in pitch…a door slams, and then the yelling ensues. I can sense the changing winds, and sometimes there doesn’t seem to be any way for me to stop the inevitable storms from taking over my house.
And then I hear-
The three of us were busy getting the house in tip top shape, and these little storms kept brewing. I went from one room to the other, aiding each daughter with their chores. Having played referee one too many times, I was quickly reaching the end of my rope.
And then Jesus found me.
I had knelt down on the dining room floor to go through a random box of junk, and this little bookmark jumped into my hands…
Right on time. Just the moment I was getting ready to lose my cool- that’s when He reins me in- right back to Him.
I thought about all the times I am not resting in His peace- always because of my own doing. Peace is a gift that so many times I chose not to unwrap- because my SELF gets in the way. And the times I am most frustrated are when I have my own agenda in mind.
So, I left the dining room and my agenda right there.
I didn’t get everything checked off my “to-do” list, but I managed to complete the most important task of the day-
saying “yes” to peace
and saying “yes” to Him.