We’re about a quarter of the way through the year so I thought it was time for an update on my word of the year. My word to live this year is peace. I’m going to be honest. I don’t feel like I have much of an update. After last year’s word (grace) where I feel like so many of the situations in my life kept pointing to grace and teaching me more, I don’t really know what I’ve learned about peace.
But maybe that means I’ve learned more than I know. Peace tends to be one of those gentle, under the surface things. It doesn’t tend to be “in your face.” Sometimes feeling at peace about a situation is as simple as not being upset or stressed out.
We have a few situations going on right now that normally would stress me out completely. One of those is all the medical bills from all the health issues from the winter starting to roll in. We’re talking a few thousand dollars. I’m not entirely sure how we’re going to pay them. There were times in my life where I would be completely stressed out by this. I wouldn’t say I’m happy about it but I’m not freaking out either.
(Of course, I could also be in denial and not at peace at all. Only time will tell if I am learning or just have my head in the sand.)
I know that God will get us through this time. It may not be easy. There may be some lean months ahead. But we will survive it. Stressing out about it isn’t going to help matters. I’m sure as we get more into the heart of the situations we are in, especially the financial ones, stress will happen. Anxiousness will happen. But for now, I am choosing to trust God completely with not just the situations but with my reactions to them as well. I find amazing thing happen when you make the choice to let God have the control.
Since I know that there are going to be tough times where this peace is going to be tested, I am focusing on my verse of the year, Romans 15:13.link parties I do each week.