I wish I could paint a pretty picture of "PEACE." It would have waterfalls all over, birds singing happily, rain drops falling in the water, big green trees all around,a big beautiful blue sky, a perfect sun shiny day,. Most of all there would be a heart that is quiet, a soul that rests in the knowledge that God is holding me in His Hand, nerves that are still, eyes that see only "HIM." A mind that can bring back to memories all His great promises, how he holds the sea within its bounds, that He can calm the wind and that the sea obeys His will. That He is my maker, My God, My Saviour, My Lord, and my friend. He is all powerful, all knowing, and He makes the world go round. There is not a hair on my head that He is not aware of its being, there is not a hurt that I have suffered that He did not comfort, there is not a pain that my body has felt that He did not give relief. There is no confusion that has enter my mind that He did not help me to see clearly. There has been no evil that has over took me that He did not give me the power to over come!

Now, why would I be afraid of flying? Of heights? of water? of speed, yea, even of snakes?lol The only reason that I can think of is "ME." I am trusting in myself. Now with me that is a different story....

I am afraid of the shadows of the night, of the lightening, of the wind, of falling from a high place, of water getting over my head, of losing one that I love so dearly, of the betrayal of family or friend, getting an illness that could mean death, of great pain, of lots of blood.And then.....

"I REMEMBER that "THOU WILT KEEP HIM IN PERFECT PEACE, WHOSE MIND IS STAYED ON THEE:BECAUSE HE TRUSTETH IN THEE." It is only when I put myself responsible for all the above things that the fear comes, because I know how weak that I am. But when I allow my mind to Consider, think on Him, My fears are calmed, I can rest!

My hope and my confidence is the God Almighty!! I am told by the inspiration of God in the scripture written in 2Timothy: "FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND." Therefore, when I take it upon myself to fear, then I am putting a burden on myself that I was not meant to have. It is not of God. And in the trusting of this fact, I have power to overcome the fear. If I find myself not loving as I ought, then I know that God did not give me those feeling. It is Satan trying to keep me from being what I was meant to be, One who loves like Christ loved and loves. He gave all!! When I find confusion has taken control of my mind, and my actions then I can know, this is not how God wanted it to be. It is Satan, who would have us to fill our minds with all kinds of things that makes us fearful, unhappy, untrusting, uncaring, unloving, any thing that would take our minds off the "ONE" who made us, and what we have through Him. The Lord God our Heavenly Father!

It is so amazing to me that when I read and trust in the promises of God in His Holy Word, how joyful my heart becomes. I can rest in Him!! connie

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