Speak Peace

Spoken in love and truth the simple words “it’s going to be ok” wield the power to calm nerves, soothe souls and restore the balance to our inner topsy-turvy world.

Years ago in the midst of difficulty and facing an uncertain future, a dear friend responded to my query of how are you? with It may not be good, but I know it’s going to be ok.  I wish I could convey the look of peace on her face and steady calm in her voice as she spoke. Down in the depths of her soul she had peace even though a deadly storm raged around her.  Her words,  resolute, brimmed with hope.  Not a pie-in-the-sky hope based on good feelings, but a true Hope and Faith that she would be ok in the end.  Ok not because of circumstances being fixed or anything changing, but ok because her God held her.  Right there in the middle of it all.  He held her.  And life may be crappy, but she knew she would be ok.

I’ve been on both the giving and receiving end of those words.  On the receiving end, sometimes I’ve firmly believed them.  Other times, my doubt and fear eclipsed my hope.  But hearing them spoken to me and about me by someone else bolstered my belief.  Sometimes we let another’s sure faith carry us until our own is restored or found.

Some of you, I know, are staring straight into a dark, uncertain and even bleak future.  The pain of life seems too much to bear.  Your past mistakes haunt you not only in your dreams but all through the waking hours.  Maybe you feel hated or shunned or rejected by even your friends.  Perhaps it’s the simple yet crushing pressure of every day life.  Whatever you face today, you are not alone.  God sees.  God hears.  God loves…you.  And if you’re the one in a place of hope and peace, give the gift of that assurance today.   Look for opportunities and ways to speak peace to others, to encourage and say the words…

It’s going to be ok…

And if you need to read it and hear it some more, here you go.  Just click on the phrases or words:

Be still and know.

Be strong and courageous.

Give your worries away.

Rest.

Hope.

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2 thoughts on “Speak Peace

  1. That is so true, Patty. God’s OK doesn’t always seem OK to me. Just have to trust in someone who sees the bigger picture…thanks for sharing, as always. Hope your test went well – and if didn’t go as well as you’d hoped, it’ll be OK! Love you, Patty.

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