Peace is an oasis I can't just get or attain or work towards ... nor is it just a feeling or 'place' that can be created. It's a gift that's given when I find hope in more than just messages or signs, but in God's loving arms. As I am facing so many decisions and life 'movements' right now, what that 'lil lady shared with me was the exact prompt I needed to retreat back to my Savior's shelter.
It can get so crazy without a 'balance'. A balance between having understanding and wanting to know the reason and "why?" for everything and having an assurance and calm heart that as long as I abide in my Father, He'll bring peace. Because I'm such a "why?" learner, and need to see things visually to understand, I need to continually be reminded to walk in unseeing ways.
He knows my steps, my breaths, and my desires ... He will bring me peace.
...When PEACE like a river attendeth my way. When sorrows like sea billows roll. Whatever my lot, Thou has taught me to say, it is well, it is well with my soul... [Horatio Spafford]
pic pix: mountain run-off from Spray Lakes, Canmore, AB Jan.2010