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Peace Now

God is the God of Peace.
He wants that for everyone.
Some parts of life are happy, exhilarating, and deeply cheerful. 

And other parts, not so much. 

Most of the time I tend to focus on the former. Yet sometimes I get down, because I think of all the pain and heartache that people feel. It bothers me immensely when I think about it. But in order to continue on I must think about the Lord more; focus on the things of the Lord; keep my eyes set on Him. 

If I don't do that I'll overthink things; try to figure things out that are beyond my scope of rationale; try to come to sound conclusions even though it makes no sense for me to do so. Still, I find myself going there every now and then. 

I'm human. 

That's why I need God. 

He enables me to think realistically. He enables me to know that the pain and suffering still going on will be short-lived and temporary. He enables me to know that my part with Him reducing that pain in people, is huge. He enables me to have strength and reassurance in Him that He will do mighty things to help the hurting people. 

My heart still aches for them though. 

That's a part of my existence that will never go away. It can't, because if it ever goes away, then what? What mission do I have to help others? I must be driven by my "God-heart", because it lives in me to guide others towards the God of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The God of peace. The God of light. The God of great.

Some parts of life are happy, exhilarating, and deeply cheerful. 

And other parts, not so much. 

Yet, our perfect Christ Jesus has a wonderful purpose for everyone and everything. It doesn't matter whether we can figure it out or not. 

His purpose is perfect peace for everyone. That's all I need to know until He tells me otherwise. Peace now. 

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