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quiet-25We recently had to have some blood work done. We are in a new area and everything seems just a little different.

We found the location and went into the room the woman at the desk directed us. No person was in the room to take our names and register us. Hmm that seems a bit odd. Wait!

There is a ticket machine with choices to press on it. After finding why we were there and pressed the button it spit out a ticket with the number E967. That can’t be good.

We took our seat and tried not to look at the others that were waiting with their ticket grasped tightly in there hands.

There was no talking and and just covertly looking around.

Then there was this booming mechanical voice, “Now serving number E950 at desk 2.” Great only 17 people in front of us.

Needless to say, this was our first time to have a number and having to wait to have a test run. We felt like we were at a fast food place waiting for our food order.

Got me to thinking about how when I have an urgent need I can go straight to God and there is no ticket counter to grab a ticket from and then an endless wait to get to talk to him.

Nope, all anyone needs to do is get to a place where it is just you and God and talk to him. Tell him all your needs, and thank him for what he is going to do.

We can go to God anytime. He loves to hear our praises and our prayers. He has said that he will take all our cares from us and lighten our load.

He is stronger than our trials. He is wiser than our troubles. He is such a loving Father. He never turns us away saying he has too many people ahead of us.

He is just a whisper away. He is waiting for us to come to him with everything, our joys, our fears, our sorrows, our inner most needs.

No ticket required!

He wants to hear what you have to say right now.

 

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When you hear or see the word PEACE, what comes to mind? World Peace? Peace of Mind? Peace from the chaos of daily living?

This has been such a stress filled time in my life, leaving family, moving to a new state, the elections, leaving church family, trying to do a blog for 31 days straight, health issues. Just too much to take! I wanted to find a quiet place to just be. Have you ever felt like this?

Kids running around demanding something from you. Deadlines at work. Budget problems. Family problems. I think most of us can relate.

I was doing my devotions yesterday and came on the verse above. It stood out in neon letters in my minds eye.

The part where it says, I (you) can have the peace of God!

Stop right there and just think about that.

What kind of peace does God have?

He doesn’t worry about who thinks they are in charge-He created them and knows EVERYTHING about them.

He doesn’t worry about earthquakes, tornadoes, rain, hail, or snow. He holds the world in his hands.

He doesn’t worry about what to wear, how his face has aged in the last few years, or where he will live. He has been, is, and always will be. No need to worry about this.

What else is there to worry about when you are the Creator and in total control? Nothing! His peace is complete.

So, that means we can have that kind of peace also if we are in Christ Jesus!

God is going to GUARD my (your) heart!

What an eye opener! We need to believe that Jesus Christ came for us and turn our lives over to him and that sweet peace can be ours.

The God of ALL guarding our hearts!

What could possibly cause us to worry?

Hand it all over to him and feel His peace wash over you.