Peaceful Easy Feeling

ImageAfter writing last night about the “book of remembrance” I took some time today to do some remembering of my own. Last year in January it seemed like trouble was coming by the bucket load! From not seeing a doctor in a decade, I became an inhabitant of doctor’s waiting rooms. I felt like the Shepherd King when he said, Psalm 22:11 Do not stay so far from me, for trouble is near, and no one else can help me. God is ever faithful, even when we are not, Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. After experiencing numbness on one side of my face, neck and shoulder, something that would come on and leave about as suddenly as it came, I was given an MRI and found that I do have broken bones in my neck and the shards of those bones are sticking into my spinal cord so that when I move a certain way it causes numbness! That sounded pretty serious to me, but when I got the results of all my tests I found that except for a little tweaking, my Temple is in good shape after all!  I really had a peace about it all the time I was going through it, even in the MRI, but it’s good to hear it from the lips of the professional to my ears! Praise God from Whom ALL blessing flow! Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! I was talking with someone who is of “my generation” and the line from this old song came up….”I’ve got a peaceful, easy feeling and I know you won’t let me down”….the words before and after that don’t matter in this context…point was it caught at my heart. How many times do you go to bed and wake up un-easy, worried and sometimes you don’t even really know “what” you are worried about…a psychiatrist would say that is called “floating anxiety” or being anxious without knowing why. Philippians 4:6 Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life. Read this verse and digest it, let it nourish your soul and spirit the way your body digests the food you eat. Your body assimilates the food, using the vitamins and minerals that are in it for its benefit. Take this verse, think on every word and the meaning of it, now read this: 1Peter 5:7 So be content with who you are, and don’t put on airs. God’s strong hand is on you; he’ll promote you at the right time. Live carefree before God; he is most careful with you. Now, what were you worried about? I bet you can’t even remember! Nehemiah 8:10 And Nehemiah continued, “Go and celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks, and share gifts of food with people who have nothing prepared. This is a sacred day before our Lord. Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!” I just realized something; you know how people use the “Bible” to prove anything they want? Well, now I can prove that we are instructed to “celebrate with a feast of rich foods and sweet drinks!” YEA! Be happy, don’t worry!
Somebody please pass me a filet mignon and some sweet iced tea and I’ll get that peaceful easy feeling by leaning on Jesus!

One Reply to “Peaceful Easy Feeling”

  1. That is as good as being reminded that God is always in control. As I read Isaiah 10 this morning I assimilated, finally, that God is in control of all things.Sennacherib hurreled taunts at Jerusalem. Isaiah told about God being in control and how the king of Assyria was boasting about his victories. In 2Chornicals 32 you read about how Sennacherib’s army was over thrown by an angel of God and how the sons of Sennacherib killed him. Powerful stuff for someone who should know these things!
    I am glad to hear that you are not facing anything serious and I am glad that you know God is in control of all things. I also know about feelings of doubt and doom. Many times I just call on Jesus and sometimes I go to Scripture too. I do not know why they come, but they do. God knows how to take care of them, I know.
    I remember the song you were talking about, somewhere inlate Jr High or early Sr High. Not sure when. I liked the song. There are songs from my youth that a phrase will plant itself in my mind and speak to the thoughts or situation well at the time.
    I Pray God will greatly and richly bless you this day and every day forward.
    Loving sister in Christ,
    Margaret

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