Peace Comes in Humbling Ways
We were in the car, on our way to town after a hectic afternoon. There was arguing, yelling and frustration. I was having trouble feeling joyful in any way. It took us about an hour to get everyone ready, and I was running behind for an appointment I had. I spent about half of the time breaking up the fights between my four and six year, so that they could finish getting their socks on and find their shoes and coats. I spent the other half of the time trying to find a different outfit for me and my three month old because she had spit up on me. Again.
We got in the car and not much changed. My kids were reluctant to get buckled, the baby was fussing because she despises her carseat, and now much husband and I were arguing about who-knows-what. All I wanted was a moment of silence amid all the yelling and chaos.
I was feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and pretty lousy for allowing my anger to control me. I didn’t want to talk to anyone, or hear anything.
Suddenly, I hear a little voice.
“Peace, peace, wonderful peace,”
Then a second little voice joining, ” Coming down from the Father above!”
“Sleep ober my spirwit, forever I pay, in fabomous bwillows a bove!”
My husband had started humming along, so I asked him to sing it for me. As he did, I closed my eyes while tears welled up in their corners. I knew in that moment God was speaking to me, softly convicting me. Patting my shoulder saying “it’s okay, rest in my peace.”
I felt terrible for the way I had acted, but also so loved that my Father would remind me of His peace, of which I am so unworthy.
Those little voices humbled me.
Lean on His peace in your chaos today. Let it consume you, instead of anger. Choose to bring peace instead of conflict.
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16. This I pray for you, my friends.