I got the best compliment yesterday. I bumped into an old friend at a ministry event. We got to chatting, and he said I seem “at peace with life.” He definitely got me thinking.
Peace, like so much else, is really a choice. I have a choice in how I allow myself to respond to the chaos and challenges I face every day. The Bible has quite a few references to eagles, and in particular God raising us up on eagles’ wings. I recently learned that during storms, an eagle can be found soaring above the clouds, totally unaffected and almost unaware of the storm raging below them.
That’s what I want to experience. When the storms come, I want to know that I know that God is in control. Just as Jesus rebuked the waves and the wind in Matthew 8, I can choose to trust that God is Lord over the storms in my life. He may not have caused them, but He has power and dominion over them.
So yes, I do feel very content, peaceful, joyful – even happy lots of the time. It’s been a long road to get to this place! I can only pray that 10 years down the road, I have even more moments of peace in my life.