When coming out of my mother’s street I usually need to turn right. In Australia this means I need to wait for both directions of traffic to clear before I make my way out onto the road. As I am turning out onto a main road this can take quite some time.
If there’s something good on the radio or I’m in deep conversation with my travelling partners, it doesn’t seem too long before the traffic clears and I’m able to continue my journey.
If I’m in a hurry, however, and want to move out quickly then the traffic can take forever! Just when I think one way is clear I’ll turn my head to see a line of other cars heading in my direction.
The more of a hurry I’m in the longer the wait tends to feel.
Interestingly enough the wait is probably the same, however, my state of mind is different. Our minds can determine how well we see a situation.
If we are stressed or confused our minds can perceive even the calmest of situations as harried. But if we are feeling patient and steady then our outlook has an influence on what we perceive.
I sometimes find myself in such a state that it feels impossible to see things calmly. This is when I need to ask God for assistance. He can bring calm to our storm.
He is the King of peace and harmony. When our worlds seem a little crazy, He is definitely the One to turn to.
Lord, may I draw from Your peace and love in all I do. Amen.
When have you needed to find God’s peace?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.