2018-04-09 - Peas, Glorious Peas
"Only God gives inward peace, and I depend on him." (Psalm 62:5 CEV)
My husband asked an interesting question, one to which I had no answer: When is it that kids start disliking vegetables? I recall when our daughter was a baby, and loved taste testing solid foods, except pears. Our child adored peas, applesauce, and peaches. She couldn't get enough squash, something she did not inherit from her parents. Now years later, she has no recollection of liking God's bounty of fruits and vegetables, and questions why we would want her to try such nutritious food.
It was great to see her eagerly waiting for the spoon to grace her mouth, and to enjoy the new textures, tastes, and smells. To some, a baby eating solid food is not very monumental. For me, it brings happy memories at meal time. Now it's a struggle trying to coax my daughter into eating a well-balanced diet. There are days I have no energy to compromise. It's in these weary moments, that I have to change my thought process. I can have peace, especially around dinner time.
David also desired peace. He wrote Psalm 55 when his heart was troubled, and shared his feelings with the Lord. He didn't dwell on those feelings. Instead, David expected God to intervene on his behalf. "But I will call upon God, and the Lord will save me. At dusk, dawn, and noon I will grieve and complain, and my prayer will be heard." (verses 17-19 NABRE) David went on to express, "Our Lord, we belong to you. We tell you what worries us, and you won’t let us fall." (verse 22 CEV)
Lord, Please give me peace. Inward peace can only come from You. Please give me the know-how to fix my eyes and thoughts on You and not the stressful situation. In Jesus' powerful name I pray, Amen.
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