When God gets us alone through suffering, heartbreak, temptation, disappointment, sickness, or by thwarted desires, a broken friendship, or a new friendship- when He gets us absolutely alone, and we are totally speechless, unable to even ask one question, then He begins to teach us.
“I’ve got peace like a river!”
You know those moments when you feel the weight lifting off your shoulders and you can actually breathe again?
You know that moment when you just let go and just feel yourself drowning in this peace that you never even knew could exist. A peace that you didn’t even know you could even have.
Tonight was one of those nights for me.
I’ve been struggling a lot with the upcoming school year and actually following through with the plans that I’m making for myself. I mean, let’s be real, we all say a lot of stuff and make a lot of plans but the majority of those plans sometimes don’t always come about. Sometimes we’re a lot of talk, but not a lot of do.
So lately I’ve been psyching myself up for failure and just doubting myself entirely because of my track record. Then this past evening I was talking to one of my friends and just in conversation and talking about our reservations about the school year, I realized, I don’t have to do anything. When I was talking I took a second to listen to what I was saying and I was basically giving myself advice! I’m not supposed to be able to do this alone, I’m supposed to know everything, I’m not supposed to be perfect. THAT my friends, is what God is for. That’s the whole point! HE’S the only way I’m going to make the right choices this year. Whether that be in an academic aspect or in a social aspect, WE, God and I can do it. HE is the pilot of my life and I couldn’t be in safer hands. Hands that have been scarred to save my life and give me an eternity with Him.
I couldn’t feel more blessed at this point. Not only to have friends that understand and encourage me to seek God in everything I do, but to have a God that has had they key to my chains all along and all I had to do was let Him set me free.
So I’m free. Free from all the trash that I never should have been carrying.
“I’ve got peace like a river…”