Sailing to Peace in 2015
The New Year always approaches with uncertainties, lingering fears; both thieves rest.
Is there ever a point that New Year can be felt comfortably, without threat or anxiety? It is the destiny of all men to face a future that can never be known until it is met.
How do you wish to finish this year, how do you want to live next year? Do you seek the new? Maybe there is the wistful casting of your eyes rearwards, to simpler, easier and happier days?
Past seasons can no more be recaptured than youth may be recovered. The peace of yesterday cannot permeate today.
Today must find its own peace.
It is foolish to seek the happiness of yesterdays, for this erodes today and whisks away the unseen joys of tomorrows. There is no progress in rearward steps.
Remember it is fear from the past that cripples the present and destroys the future.
The past is first to be released for the future to be gained.
Musician Carlos Santana recently penned with a surprising wisdom:
You learn that you can have fear or trust, but you cannot have both.
The good God of creation continues to create. He makes new years, new futures, pours new wine and introduces new people for all those who trump their fears and celebrate the new in faith.
Faith is fear that just keeps saying its prayers.
They sought God eagerly, and he was found by them. So the Lord gave them rest on every side. (2 Chronicles 15:15b)
Set tomorrow's sail today in the faithful and eager seeking of God, that peace may indeed surround you this year.
Today's Soul Snippet:
"Anger is attempting to control another without controlling yourself." ~ Michael Cartwright
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