'A heart at peace gives life to the body.'
Proverbs 14:30 (NIV)
The journey is better...I am healing,
and feeling more like me! I don't
jump with fright when I peer
into the mirror...I am not avoiding
it like I was before. That is a definite
As I sit and think over the past week
I cannot do so without realizing that
God has been right here with me
the entire time. Yes, I know, as
Christians we all should know that
without fail. But sometimes we feel
alone, and we tend to forget the fact
that we are never out of His
presence...no matter our situation.
When I felt badly, from pain or
frustration, He knew it, and He held
my hand. When I cried because I wished
I had not done it, he wiped my tears.
When I felt lonely because I did not
want anyone to see my disfigured face,
He loved it anyway, and kissed the
bruises and swollen places. And when
I felt fear, He held the torch right
in front of me, making my way straight
and giving me courage to face the days
Why do I always doubt the One who loves
me most? He is the only One who loves
me unconditionally. He will never leave
me or forsake me. He ministers to my
heart continually, reassuring me of His
love, and telling me that I am, indeed,
No, I have NEVER looked like a princess!
And I never will. ot in the world's
eyes. But to His eyes, I do. To His
eyes, I have beauty, and to His eyes,
I have worth. Just as I am, bruised
and swollen, or not, I am His.
Because of this, I do have peace.
My mind, my heart, my spirit, yes,
and even my beat up old body have the
peace of the Dove all over me. So today
I give praise for the grace that covers
YOU are the same! You are either His
princess or His prince. We all are
young and beautiful to Him. We are
all of worth, else He would never
have suffered and died on that tree
all those years ago. He paid for our
'royalty'. He paid dearly. We are
His, now and forever more.
Look to Him today for your peace.
Ask Him to touch you in a way you
have never been touched, and He will.
Tell Him you know He is with you all
the time, even when you forget. Give
Him the praise and the glory that only
He deserves. And bask in the loving
kindness and warmth of His arms. He is
the ONLY One who can touch you in
It is true; when our hearts are at
peace, we are of great use to Him, both
in our own bodies, and in the wonderful
body of Christ, His unblemished bride.