Do you ever feel like you have fake peace? Like you are forcing peace?
I’m at peace. Really!
I’m at peace, dammit!
I’ll just keep spewing bible verses and telling myself I am fine.
At least if I don’t really believe it, I will look good to the people around me. Can’t let anyone know I am struggling.
That feels more like resignation than peace.
Godly peace sometimes feels warm and gooey. Or light and airy. Or you just know that you know that you know….even if everything around you says you don’t. And at times, it is as simple as the quick release of emotional pain or fear.
Fake peace feels like a “go with the flow” snow job.
How do you shovel yourself out? Or, as my Iowan friends say, “scoop” yourself out?
Relationship with the Father. When He feels real to you, the peace becomes real AND easy!
Repeat after me: Father, show me that you are real! Show me how you have been working in my life lately that I may have minimized or overlooked.
Show me the details. Remind me of the smallest details that wouldn’t impress anyone, but I will know it was you.