I recently came across this poem by A. E. Finn. . . .
This is not a new idea to me. However, it does seem to be one that I forget all too easily. Hannah Whitall Smith noted that, "Nothing else will completely put an end to all murmuring or rebelling thoughts." Hannah's words have fueled my incentive to never forget this again: See God in Everything! Because when I do, all the things I've gained by abiding in Christ become tools I can reach for--my tool of patience because I know He sees all and knows the best time. Love because I know its His love in me that enables me to love others. Joy because I know that He works all things for my good.
When I see God in everything I appreciate everything's worth, including my own. And best of all, it keeps me close to Him. I don't need to step outside His will for me because I am content. Content, not because I've given up all desires, but content knowing that if my desires are meant to be fulfilled He won't LET me give up on them.
Father, peace in my heart is truly a gift from You because only You can give true peace. Thank you!
Link to Scripture: John 14:27