Chasing Peace

Peace

Peace is one of those things that if you’re not used to it, it can drive you crazy when it’s actually present. We ask and pray for peace, and when it arrives, we freak out because we don’t really want it. We want control. We want to know what’s next. We want answers. But peace often leaves us hanging, because by it’s very nature it involves giving up control to someone or something else that is better suited to deliver.

I’m at a place in my life where I’m walking a bit of the tightrope between simply trusting God for what’s next and venturing into the unknown with His blessing. Part of the “what’s next” step must be answered by me, it must involve me stepping up, doing what’s real, hard, and necessary. On the other hand, there are pieces of it I need not venture into, either because they are up to someone else, the time is not right, or it’s simply none of my business.

Jesus can’t say it more clearly:

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

Rest. Easy. Light. Learn.

That’s what I want in peace. While it may involve work, I trust that the HARD work has been done. I need only obey, follow, learn, and enjoy the life God has placed before me.

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