The absence of Peace breathes the presence of conflict, and the most destructive conflict isn’t external but within the soul. On that battlefield, the fighter is self, and the loser is self! It took almost a lifetime for me to fully grasp a deeper understanding of the power and the potency of having Peace under pressure. It doesn’t matter how others see us, it’s how we see ourselves, and our destiny is determined within the prism of how we are seen by us. God has the final say but has given us free will; therefore, our final outcome lies with self. Before I became submerged in this spiritual journey, which heightened my awareness of the things of God through the knowledge of Him, my approach was “I don’t give a damn,” which was escapism when faced with reality discomfort. I am sure I am not alone in this admission. But the equalizer, which is time, eventually puts things in balance, and the truth usually uncovers what seems obscured or hidden, showing the power of God in its unveiling.
Isaiah 55: 11 echoes an insight into a glimpse of who God is, which reads, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper into the thing whereto I sent it.” As I allow these verses to fill my spirit with Peace, again, I hearken back to the gospel of John. John 1:1 takes us back to the basics: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” This proven truth, the existence of humanity, is intertwined with God’s presence and purpose, which was created through and by his Word; started with “let there be light,” and life became evident in us, and His given power starting with light, provides clarity and direction. We are because He is, and on acceptance of God’s truth, Peace under pressure becomes possible while filtering occurrences through the eyes of truth that lies in the Words of God. Acceptance of this known fact of who we are in God no longer should one operate from a place of denial; however, embracing the reality that lit our paths can lead to real and lasting Peace under pressure. Therefore, no matter whether the storms are raging and upheavals threaten us, Peace with acceptance of God is where the answers lie. One of my favorite adages states, “Losing faith in mankind is losing faith in oneself.” As one who believes in herself, I must see the value of others as I see the value of myself. So, in honor of life, and the best that we can be, embracing truth serves to liberate the soul, and there lies real freedom! Peace under pressure will reverberate within the soul from knowing who holds all of life, and with God lies life’s ultimate outcomes. In our limited options during the observance of what unfolds, at times to our dismay, it benefits us to make a notable difference in our lives by starting to embrace the truth of God’s fulfillment through our lives! It is here it is possible to find peace under pressure. Peace!