Where do you find peace for your soul?
I love the seaside. I know it’s November and most of us are experiencing cold and rain tucked up at home rather than warm, sunny days at the beach.
I was looking through my art journal and came across these two paintings, one from summer 2013 and one from this summer.
It’s nice to look at them and recall being there … Hearing the crash of the waves … Smelling the seaweed … Feeling the sun and the sea breeze on my face. I was on holiday. I didn’t have to think about work, or chores, or my never-ending ‘to do’ list. I could relax and enjoy being there, in the moment, feeling at one with the world and completely at peace.
It’s good to have places we can go that we can relax and be refreshed and find an inner peace. But what is more important is to be able to feel peace, wherever we are and in whatever we do. And that’s why, for me, I find my ultimate peace in God.
God understands my earthly experience because he experienced it himself in human form as Jesus, and yet he also transcends that earthly experience, allowing me to connect through the Spirit with the God who created everything. This is what gives me peace..
…peace because I know I am not alone …
“the peace of God which passes all understanding”. Philippians 4:7
… peace because I know God loves me …
” ‘Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,’ says the LORD, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10