My One Word: Peace
In a few months I had to deal with many changes. My grandfather passed away, my brother got married, I moved away from a life I had known for almost 4 years, I was no longer in a long distance relationship but in a normal distance one with my fiance (FINALLY), I had graduated but my diploma was not accepted in my new home, I moved far from my parents and brother (we all live far enough that we have 4 different time zones) and I was living with cousins (besides my parents and siblings, I had never lived with a roommate before). As you can see, not all of these changes were bad, many were cause for celebration. However, change is a change whether good or bad. All of these things had happened in a matter of weeks. I was happy, sad, nostalgic, grateful but exhausted. I started to feel nervous about ANYTHING new, whether it was a new job, meeting a new person or trying a new recipe. All things new just felt overwhelming. I felt anxiety. I couldn’t sleep properly. I just wanted to feel at PEACE. I missed feeling calm. I missed enjoying the moment. I needed peace. I kept looking for it in my relationship, food, books or exercise. I realized I needed to find Peace from the one who gives it, God. He is peace. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. I am determined to find peace in God this year. I do not expect life to get easier or for life to stay the same, but I pray that I can maintain peace throughout any changes that God brings into my life, knowing that He is taking care of me.
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.