At least, that is what I tell myself. As soon as the day starts, I begin checking off the to-do list, and my brain does not stop working until after my eyes close at night. It's the curse of a type-A personality; you cannot linger anywhere for more than a moment.
On the rare occasion that I pause long enough to inhale, anxiety plows me down like a fast-moving bus. Suddenly I have two options: ignore the blow or tend to the damage. I am learning that unacknowledged injuries often do not heal. Like a broken arm, the emotional wounds need to be reset and guarded with a cast.
Tonight, as I was seeking this solace, I began reading notes that I have jotted in the margins of my Bible. Philippians 4 is one of the passages that is embarrassingly sloppy in my Bible. Excessive underlining, circling, and writing make the pages look like a kindergartener's homework. "Our peace correlates directly with our dependence," the inner margin declares. On the outside margin, I scrawled, "Pursuit of happiness: rejoice, be gentle, give thanks, receive peace."
Oh, the glorious sound of peace. It sounds of tinkling bells, singing birds, a trickling stream, and utter silence all at once. Philippians 4:7 says that this peace "passes all understanding" and will "keep your hearts and minds."
When was the last time I felt peace? Why have I not been still enough to let the Physician work?
God resets the fracture, and His Peace guards my heart.
| About The Author: Kat |
If you were to ask 9-year-old Kat what she enjoyed, writing would have never made the list. Nonetheless, years of reading, journaling, and creating have turned [her] into a dedicated blogger.
Being prone to indecision, I couldn’t choose one topic for my blog, so I chose nine, which I dubbed my “Nine Lives.” I enjoy traveling (My Adventurous Life), DIY and photography (My Artsy Life), cute clothes (My Fashionable Life), thrift shopping and discount finds (My Frugal Life), running and cooking (My Healthy Life), planning (My Organized Life), college (My Scholarly Life), spending time with friends (My Social Life), and loving my Savior, Jesus Christ (My Spiritual Life).
I started Kat’s 9 Lives in November of 2013 because I wanted to share my thoughts on all of these topics with others. My goal is to encourage my readers to grow, learn, impact others, and serve God on a daily basis.