Soul Food

"I have told you these things so that in me you may have peace" John 16:33

Have you ever wished you could truly find peace?   

When you live facing daily chronic challenges, peace may seem far away.  Pain, fear, loneliness – so many feelings can chase away the peace we seek.  

I started thinking the other day (sometimes a dangerous thing!) and looked to how the disciples knew Christ.

He had a relationship with His disciples.  They spent time together. Christ had a reason for telling the disciples the things He did. He knew they needed to hear the words He had to say.

So do we.

We need those words just as much as His disciples did.

No, we can’t physically walk with Him or listen to Him, but we can still listen to all He has to say to us in His Word.

I know that there are times when reading Scripture – pondering on it – letting it absorb into my soul is about the furthest thing from my mind.  

But it is at times like that that I most need to immerse myself in His words.

It reminds me of the truism that an object at rest stays at rest.   

Inertia becomes an enemy I must face.  When I am in pain, it can seem like such a gigantic task to simply pick up the Bible and read.  But that is just “what the doctor ordered.”  That is where I can be assured of finding the peace I am searching after.  So simple. I wonder why I forget – why it seems so difficult.  Deep down I know what I need to be doing. 

How vital it is to remember to spend time immersing ourselves in all He has to say to us.

It might not be what we feel like doing. It might just seem too difficult.  If reading Scripture seems as if is  something too difficult for you – or you don’t know where to begin, you can always visit a site like BibleGateway, and type in the word peace – or fear – or encouragement.  Listen to the Psalms being read to you.  We have so many options when even reading is too challenging.  Find what works for you.

Then you can read/hear His words - words that will bring you peace as they feed your soul.  

Father God, Thank you for your Word. We are so blessed to have this provision at our fingertips.  Help us to truly understand that you are speaking to us through Your Word - the words that will bring us peace.  Amen and amen.

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