Troubled Times

We live in troubled, broken times. I allow fear to wrap itself around me, stealing my hope and contentment. Worry takes away my trust in the Almighty Creator God. Hatred reigns supreme, shoving love into the deep recesses of my heart. My God-given peace seems shattered, scattered to every corner of my soul.

But then…I open the Book. I allow His words to wash over me. I bask in praise music. I take long walks outdoors. I reach out a helping hand. I offer up a prayer.

And then the miracle happens. The shards of peace knit themselves back together. They grow and bloom deep in my soul. Soon, the others return: hope, contentment, trust, and love flourish and blossom alongside the peace God has provided. Once again, they bloom, even in these troubled time.

What steps are you taking to allow peace to flourish in your soul, even in troubled times?

Published by nancyhamiltonsturm

After raising a family and then teaching for over 20 years, I retired from full-time work. Now I spend time with family, tap dance, take long walks in nature, read, and write. I have published two stories in Chicken Soup for the Soul books and over a dozen devotions. My current goal is to publish a book of meditations over the gospels and to share my devotional writing on my blog. I hope you enjoy and are inspired.

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