"Your deepest, most constant need is for MY peace." (97)
Over the years I have been awed at how some individuals, going through the most heart-wrenching experiences, could also have such an overwhelming sense of God's peace and presence! In my own life, I have made it a practice to monitor my level of peace at any given moment. If I sense a disruption in my peace, I try to discern where it is coming from, then quickly deal with it.
Today's devo speaks of weeds growing in "the garden of (our) hearts." For example, weeds of "pride, worry, selfishness, unbelief." However, God's "heavenly light" will make the "weeds shrivel up" while His "peace flourishes."
Sometimes I will wrestle with seemingly disjointed emotions over life experiences. For example... feeling anxious when I have no apparent reason to BE anxious! One thing I've found helpful is to intentionally go into PRAISE! Praising God, reminding myself of the many ways I have been blessed! It quickly helps to change the 'landscape' of my life and to make for a more constructive frame of mind!
I've learned to keep at it, until peace penetrates those more anxious thoughts. It's much like shafts of Light piercing through darkness... and it works!! Praise God, it works!!
Wanting to have a weed-free, Light-filled day...dmc