I must say, since, February 2020, it has been a pretty rough year for everyone. When the world is full of turmoil and chaos I believe it puts the presence of fear in us. When you are full of fear you stay in a constant state of unrest. This is no way to live and adds stress that will reek havoc over our body and mind. I think it’s important to have peace of mind. To be at a place in life, that no matter what may be going on, you are able to have freedom and mental calmness is powerful.
When everything seems to be falling down around us how do you find that peace? How do you find freedom from fear when you are in the middle of a crisis? Peace of mind is possible for every one. No one can control their circumstances, but you can control how you respond to them.
It reminded me again of the movie, “Unbroken”, about the life story of World War II hero Louis Zamperini. This man’s life went from highest ups to the lowest lows. There is a lot that can be learned from his circumstances and everything he went through.
Out on a mission doing his job for the military his plane crashed in the middle of the ocean. He was left lost at sea for 47 days floating on nothing but a raft in shark infested waters. He drifted 2,000 miles, right into the enemy’s hand and for the next two years he was a prisoner of war in a Japanese prison camp. It is truly mind boggling the horrific circumstances this man went through and his testimony of how he stayed strong through all of it is truly inspiring. Under all those horrifying circumstances he dug deep inside and still had peace of mind.
I cannot even imagine how horrified I would be just going through one of those circumstances, much less all three of them. I can flat out tell you if I was stuck on a little bitty float surrendered by sharks I would a difficult time not to completely freak out. Not Louis Zamperini though, He found peace of mind even though he was going through all of those extremely scary experiences. That takes true grit, that takes complete trust in the Lord looking way beyond the circumstances at hand and still able to keep his mind at peace.
While I cannot even begin to imagine everything he went through I can relate in a small way… While I know and believe I’ll be healed some day the fact that I haven’t yet doesn’t give me an uneasy, fearful mind. Insisted I have a mind of peace knowing that when the time is right it will happen.
I know God is here for me no matter what I am going through and truly believing that brings peace to my mind. I can tell you from experience that peace of mind is so powerful and honestly relaxing because I know without a doubt God has my back. I pray that no matter what you are going through you are able to find that peace of mind also.
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