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Topic: Calm (emotionally) (09/13/07)
TITLE: Still Waters Run Deep
By Regina Russell
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And the peace of Christ, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your heart and your mind in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3 or 4
Still waters run deep.
Somehow, when I have a perspective on something, it doesn’t seem so fearsome. I can look at from all sides, and understand it.
Like when I lost my job and didn’t freak out, because I knew, from experience or maybe prayer and trust, that I would be okay. It comes from knowing God is my Source and his supply doesn’t run out.
It stems from suffering and coming through the other side of the river and finding peace, and with that peace, a new found strength, that I lacked before.
I also read scripture and listen to hymns. I have the Elvis Presley Gospel CD. Don’t laugh, he was actually a good singer. My favorite song on the CS is Peace in the Valley. Elvis’ voice is smooth and the a capella singers backing him up combined with the lyrics about peace in the valley and no sorrow or sadness makes for a calming experience.
In support groups, newer members are asked to find a mentor who has time in the program.
This mentor provides perspective, information in which to make wise decisions and support. Having a mentor who has gone through the same situation and knows what I am feeling, puts me at ease. That’s why I like reading biographies rather than fiction, because the trials happened to a real person and that person got through. So I can. I can do all things through Christ who bequeaths his strength to me.
Finally, as trite as it sounds, letting go and letting God, really does work. When I invite the Almighty into my situation, it flows much to my amazement and benefit.
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