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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Thankful Thursday- Peace

I'm a little late getting my Thankful Thursday post up, but that is actually part of what I am thankful for this week.

There has been a lot of stress in my house this week. I have been trying to plan my youngest daughter's 5th birthday party and the date had to be moved up a week. There were many phone calls made to a certain princess who is available on the date we need her now, so all systems are go!

Then there was the subject of getting my oldest daughter dressed this morning while she was tired and grumpy! She did not like what I picked out and decided to throw a bit of a temper tantrum that ended with her saying "I wish you weren't my mother!" That doesn't go well with me (needless to say).

Here's where my thankful part comes in in a huge way. I suffer from depression and anxiety. This time of year is always very difficult for me. It is a busy time of year with recitals, exhibitions, birthdays, and memorials for a few loved ones who passed away in recent years. This time of year seems to hit me hard every year. But this week especially I have felt an unusual calm and peace around me during the same type of circumstances I have faced in the past. I am choosing to face the trials and struggles that everyone goes through while knowing that I have the God of all comfort on my side. For years I have fought these struggles on my own and lost miserably. This week I have felt God's peace in such a real way and have been able to handle life's circumstances. I am so grateful for that peace this week!

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. John 14:27

To see more Thankful Thursday posts go to Sting My Heart.

And don't forget to check out my first giveaway as we get ready for my 100th post!


6 comments:

Denise said...

Bless you sweetie, I will say a prayer for you.

Susan said...

Hi Chanda,

Happy TT, and 100th post!

Oh, I was so blessed to read your post today, and how you were able to feel God's peace in the midst of all you are going through.

Yes, this is truly a GOD thing!

Blessings to you♥

Melanie said...

What a wonderful thankful post! It IS so wonderful when we can let go and let God, isn't it? Love the scripture you shared.

BP said...

It is good to read about the wonderful peace you have expereienced this week.

CR said...

God is so good and loves you so much. I'm glad you are feeling His peace and I can't wait to see you next weekend.

Lynn said...

Chandra,

Your words brings such honor to our Lord. Thank you.