A Peaceful Easy Feeling, Oct 11
I don’t always have a feeling of peace and I probably shouldn’t knowing how bad things are happening in the world, yet God sometimes gives me that peaceful easy feeling – a slice of peace that He shares so that I understand His goal for everyone… The Eagles song of the same name came as a reminder this evening, and I can see that God always gives us reminders that we will have peace (eventually) when focusing on Him… and it’s important for us to be grounded…
For me, I am newly adventuring in life things, and I am “learning to fly, but I ain’t got wings” (thanks to Tom Petty for that lyric reminder)… Things don’t always go as planned or things don’t always work out – but I try to remember that I am still a daughter of God… Maybe the uneasy feeling is purposeful as a warning or a lesson – maybe if I look at life in that way I will learn more… and I am learning because I am aware that I am a child of God. And God’s timing is His, not mine.
“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” 1 Peter 2:9
How we feel does not change the gifts that God gives us – we are praying to feel His love but He doesn’t withhold that – and God does not withhold the one who helps us achieve ultimate peace – He gave us Jesus, the one and only Prince of Peace to help….
One day, when I am at the Lord’s feet, I have prayers that Jesus will stand there and plead my case of life choices – the good and bad – the uninformed and the knowing choices… Those peaceful pauses you might hear during crying for help would be from Jesus’s urging to me to catch my breath… Tissues made from the big robe sleeves, mercy in the touch of the fringes, peace as a gift after pleading my case… Jesus says it is OK, it is OK!… We do have an advocate – a Savior – a new life – we are pulled up and out of our angst by Jesus Himself…
Tonight, things did not work out according to my plans – but maybe they did according to God’s plans… I re-thought it out and once again I realized I have to leave my life plans in the hands of God , if things happens they happen, if they don’t they don’t… maybe this or that didn’t… but God did…
God did happen either way…
I love to sing along in life, so tonight, after things did not work out (or maybe they did) I was scanning a song collection and I “randomly” picked something that popped up in my head: “Peaceful Easy Feeling” the Eagles – the lyric to my pensiveness – God answered lyrically because I was listening – He said that I would be OK – “I’m already standing, on the ground” – I didn’t know why that song popped up in my head – but the Spirit did – and it was good to have the answer that I didn’t know I was looking for… I’m “already standing on the ground” – at least wanting to very much – standing on solid ground – that realization (again) of being grounded in God – that is what brought me peace. Always our desire to find peace must be formed in the deep belief of God – the lyric registered with me because it matched my recent ongoing brain song from Psalm 1 – “I will delight in the law of the Lord, I will meditate day-and-night, and like a tree firmly planted I’ll be, grounded in your Word. ” Sometimes Jesus sends His spirit to sing us a soulful song to soothe… That’s what Jesus did tonight…
Peace is in the Word.
Peace is felt in God holding us and by Him reminding us to keep studying and keep trusting, keep swimming, keep paddling, keep calm, keep focusing on things above… Keep loving God…
While focusing on the LIGHT, I can get “a peaceful easy feeling” – which is simply and exclusively from feeling God’s LOVE shining thru my own unknown situation… I know that my inner moth is attracted to the LIGHT from the best source – the Spirit within…
And whether I am right or wrong on those occasions, that I put my hope in an unknown event, I will try to remember that Jesus will still hold me until my spirit is re-stoked, re-sparked, re-stored…
I’m just learning to fly – learning again in life. How about Jesus? Well, He already knows how to catch… and He caught me tonight – He catches us when we are learning to fly – without wings….
That’s a peaceful easy feeling – Jesus won’t let us down.
Thanks Lord for You – thanks Lord for your grounding…
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
Eagles – Peaceful Easy Feeling:
‘Cause I get a peaceful easy feelin’
And I know you won’t let me down
‘Cause I’m already standin’
I’m already standin’
Yes, I’m already standin’
On the ground