Finding Peace

Peace
Finding Peace
Everyone needs some way to decompress after a bad day.
For some finding peace is a practical exorcise.
For others it is a spiritual journey.
The search for peace can be long or short and the journey can be as valuable as the destination.

Practical:
Find a quiet place and remove yourself from all distractions (do not turn on the TV!)
Relax and get comfortable then close your eyes.
Systematically tighten and relax each muscle group from your toes to your neck for a few minutes.
Breathe deep and think of each exhaled breath as a log that you place in a stack.
Think about a place in your past when you felt at peace and see yourself spending time there like you were watching a movie.

Spiritual:
By accepting things as they are it becomes easier to let them go and let God have them.
Consider how much God has forgiven you and then forgive those who have caused you pain.
Forgive yourself and let go of your hurt, frustration and anger as you give it to God.
God’s purpose for our lives is to make us more like Jesus every day.
We must go to God in prayer daily and lay down our burden at his feet.
Pray like Jesus prayed, “Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but Yours be done” (Luke 22:42).
Your submission to God will lead you to peace with his plan for your life and joy as you live it out.

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About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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