This week has been particularly challenging because my little ball of energy learned how to jolt from his baby bed, run full speed into my room, and awake me from a dead sleep to a heart racing startle in .2 seconds. He's been a little extra moody; I've been a little short on patience.
My husband thought he would help yesterday. He suggested I read this book.
You want to know what his suggestion made me feel like. It made me feel like screaming!
But after I calmed down, I considered his intentions were pure. I decided to forgo the book and go directly to God's Word because Lance was right I needed a little peace, and the only place that's going to be found is with the Giver of Peace.
Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Peace - The Greek word used in that verse is a verb that means "to join or to make one again."
Peace happens when I relinquish my control to God, I rest in knowing that I am not alone, and I find comfort in the fact that Someone better than me has control. It's in those times that His character has a stronger influence on me than my own sinful nature.
I'm praying for more peace this week, and I realize that means I have to bring my frustrations, anger and fears to God because if I try to work alone, the result is impulsive screaming. Ask my kids!
Promise for today:
Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.