In my prayer this evening, reflecting on my day I shared with my Father in Heaven that I felt so peaceful with everything.
I felt peace with teaching my children for school. I felt peace with what I was able to do around the house. I felt peace with a playdate at the park with some friends. I felt at peace with all of today except one area….in some of my thoughts. A thought that can go in a downward spiral of hurtful thinking.
Like, I am punching myself in the face!
You know the thoughts like,
“You aren’t going to achieve what you want?”
“You have so many faults.”
“It’s better to be quiet and not express them to your Heavenly Father.”
We all know who the author of that is!
My Father in Heaven knows these thoughts. He knows where I struggle and where I need some improvement.
In my prayer, I shared these thoughts with Him. I could feel the spirit impress upon my mind and heart, “I am here. You can come to me for peace when you are thinking these things, anytime and any part of your day.”
I know that to be true, yet, sometimes during my day when I think of them I try to either ignore them or I try to pretend like nothing is wrong.
I somehow think that I will be able to personally coach myself through and never have to worry again.
I know that we can personally coach ourselves through many thoughts and things in our lives but there are many things, I think all things, as well where we can turn to the Lord for comfort and peace.
I want to share this song with you that speaks to my heart on turning to the Lord for peace.
Where Can I Turn For Peace? Church of Jesus Christ Hymns
- Where can I turn for peace?
Where is my solace
When other sources cease to make me whole?
When with a wounded heart, anger, or malice,
I draw myself apart,
Searching my soul?
- Where, when my aching grows,
Where, when I languish,
Where, in my need to know, where can I run?
Where is the quiet hand to calm my anguish?
Who, who can understand?
He, only One.
- He answers privately,
Reaches my reaching
In my Gethsemane, Savior and Friend.
Gentle the peace he finds for my beseeching.
Constant he is and kind,
Love without end.
Such beautiful, core hitting lyrics for my soul. I love this song so much.
Sometimes, we think we can handle it all on our own. We think that some of our deep dark thoughts can be pushed down into our gut hoping they will vanish.
Why don’t we utilize our Savior and His divine love for us to turn to Him in our anguish?
He is pure peace.
Even just pouring our hearts out to Him in prayer, He will light the darkest nights. He will calm a troubled heart and thought.
I am so grateful that the spirit impressed upon my thoughts to remind myself that I don’t have to do all the hard stuff or easy stuff on my own.
I can turn to Jesus Christ for safety, comfort, love, and open up to Him on what I am thinking.
I know He is listening. He is aware of me and what I want to work on and work towards.
Asking with real intent for that peace and surrendering your heart to Him will bring His arms reaching towards you.
We are blessed to be using our agency. Yet, agency isn’t for us to do everything on our own. Our Savior hopes we can turn to Him for direction and example. Our Father in Heaven desires us to pray to Him to share our thoughts and concerns, as well as direction.
One way we can show love to our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ is to ask for love, to ask for peace, for comfort, and to be open to their love and what they can offer us.
Each offering I have accepted has been with peace.
Peace with teaching my children.
Peace with my writing.
Peace with scripture reading.
Peace through prayer.
Peace with callings.
Peace with service.
Peace with waking up and doing my best to try that day. Try to be the best me I can be.
I feel peace with walking with the Savior. And for me to walk with Him, I have to acknowledge Him and go towards Him.
Peace is walking with the Savior.
That might be trying to be more vulnerable, humble, and meek. But it’s His and I am His. I want to be closer to that love He offers me.
23. Learn of me, and listen to my words; walk in the meekness of my Spirit, and you shall have peace in me.