Monday, May 25, 2009

Simply peace.

I have learned a lot about peace this last week. I was upset because of a relationship conflict and many serious and weighty concerns that overwhelmed me. I still can't see the posibility of any of the problems going away or getting better any time soon, but I have felt a deep and abiding peace come into my heart.

It's hard to explain. I had a conversation with my sister and another with a friend and they helped me to see that I'm not the only person who has been through hard things. They were right there exactly when I needed someone to talk to, almost like it was all part of some plan.

I am grateful for a Father in Heaven who loves me and a Savior who can cleanse my soul when I have dirtied it with contention and malice. I feel now more than ever God's love for his children. It must hurt him when we're cruel to each other, but he can truly take away the pain from our souls so that it does not have to touch us anymore. We don't have to go around covered in searing wounds-- we can let them go and feel only peace.