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Promised Peace

Some days are just hard. They are difficult and exhausting. I find that I am wanting and needing to relax, to breathe, to find a little peace. Often, I find that when I need something bad enough, it helps to just write about it. It helps to identify what I need before I go searching for it. 

I think that most of us have times in our lives that are stressful and full of chaos. It is so easy to get lost in the noise and the confusion of life. I think that, when we want to have peace in our lives, we need to do our part as well. I don't believe that peace is passively waiting for something to happen. Rather, it is a choice that we make each and every day.

In these hectic and difficult times, the Savior's promise of peace finds a special place in my heart. That deep abiding sense of peace that is not found within the world around me, but is found in and through faith in my Savior Jesus Christ. It is only when I turn to Him that the winds and waves are calmed and I can endure.

His peace is so much more than just a quiet place. His peace has the power to heal a mother's heart, the power to change what needs to be changed, and the power to go on, content to know that, although life here may be full of trials, we will yet know peace.

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

- Peace - 
It does not mean to be in a place 
where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. 
It means to be in the midst of those things, 
and still be calm in your heart. 

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Patty Ann is a busy mother, grandmother, and wife. She lives her life in the woods she loves up on the top of a beautiful mountain. She loves music, photography and writing. Most of all she loves her Heavenly Father and enjoys writing about his influence in her life. You can find her on her blog at Pitterle Postings

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