Thursday, August 20, 2009

Finding peace

I read something else from Nouwen the other day about when you feel unsettled during the day...
How can we stay in solitude when we feel that deep urge to be distracted by people and events? The most simple way is to focus our minds and hearts on a word or picture that reminds us of God. By repeating quietly: "The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want," ...we can bring our restless minds to some rest and experience a gentle divine presence.

Oswald Chambers said something very similar in his devotional for today...
Whenever anything begins to disintegrate your life with Jesus Christ, turn to Him at once and ask Him to establish rest. Never allow anything to remain which is making the dis-peace. Take every element of disintegration as something to wrestle against, and not to suffer.

God wants to resolve your unrest but you have to bring it to him to allow that to happen. Go to him now and ask for his presence to calm your heart. Good day.

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