Good morning my sweet friend,
When I look around me , listen to the news or podcasts, or hear my loved ones groan, troubled waters seem to be engulfing our world. Yet, amidst these waters, you and I are called to seek the calm peace of our soul. We must not allow ourselves to miss even one moment of this precious life sinking under the weight of fear and/or anxiety. It is possible to feel serenity in troubled times. Are you looking deep within?
Spiritual care is self-care of your soul. It is not about changing jobs or leaving a relationship. Outer circumstances should not knock you off balance. The touching story behind the familiar and well-loved hymn It is well with my soul was written at sea by Horatio Spafford directly over the spot where all four of his precious daughters perished a few month before. You might ask, “How is that possible?” Friends, there will always be storms to face, and sometimes there will be tragedies. But by faith in a loving God and with trust in His divine help, we can confidently say, “It is well with my sou.”
You and I must make a decision to care for our soul. Be still and listen. Take a walk at the beach. I find renewal at Philippi Park as I walk beneath the giant elms. The earth has music for those who listen.
COMMITMENT: This week I will allow God to lead me to quiet pools of serenity.
Listen to your inner voice and not the outer chaos. Linda