As I continue on my journey of being diagnosed with an early form of breast cancer, peace can seem illusive. When I allow my mind to go down path A, B or C there are so many variables I can worry about. At this point I am waiting for the results of an MRI. I do not know what path I will walk down. I need to wait for the next step, not think about 3 steps down the road.
A friend of mine talked about claiming peace. I think we get stuck on God giving it – thinking somehow He is going to miraculously make us feel good. God promises to give peace. I think we need to remember to take it. God doesn’t force His free gift of salvation on us. He isn’t going to force us to take the peace He offers. I definitely need the help of the Holy Spirit to make the wise choice. But I shouldn’t blame God when I have chosen to be anxious. That choice is NOT God’s fault. That choice is mine.
As I work at taking one day at a time, I am going to ask God’s help to claim the peace He so readily offers. Peace is a great gift from a loving Heavenly Father. It is mine for the taking.
Dear Heavenly Father, my mind and heart are so prone to anxiety. Please forgive me for my lack of trust. Please help me to claim the peace You so freely give. Thank you for such a great gift that is mine for the taking.
I pray this in Jesus’ name.
God is so good.