Peace in the Middle of Hardships

“Peace I Leave with you, My Peace I give to you, Not as the world gives do I give you. Let Not your heart be troubled, Neither let it be afraid.” John 14:27

Can one truly have peace in the middle of hardship?  Yes, having peace doesn’t mean that you no longer think about the matter at hand but that you have put it in God’s hands so that you can go on with your daily life.  Without peace over an issue we have no energy in the end left to focus on the rest of our lives.  The issue at hand will slowly take over every part of our lives until it is all we can think about and will slowly start affecting how we are able to function in our daily lives.  True peace comes from one place and that is God.  It is hard to get true peace because as humans we have a habit of picking up our problems again after we have turned them over to God.  So in times where you just can’t find peace–ask yourself are you truly leaving the issue in God’s hands or are you picking it back up?  Sometimes I have to turn things over to God  several times a day because I find myself trying to pick it back up and solve it myself.  Give it to God and ask for wisdom then go on with your day until He speaks to you on what the next step is.  He has everything in control–God doesn’t need our help but He does need our trust and faith.  I pray that you all are having a wonderful day and if you find yourself struggling today with lack of peace over an issue that God will help you let go and trust Him.

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Waiting on God

 
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

Psalm 27:14

I have found over the last 6 months that I have really struggle with waiting on God’s timing.  As the clock ticks to a time where I have no clue how we will be able to meet our bills and put food on the table my human side wants to try to solve the problem–come up with an answer,however, I am starting to realize that sometimes all we can do is our best and then put the rest in God’s hands– having faith that He will just at the right time work everything out.  I often feel like my soul is at battle with my human side.  My spiritual side knows God has never let us down and that as long as we are doing what we can He won’t start now but the human side of me can’t help but worry.  Where does worry really get us?  Does it solve the problem at hand?  Often in the end we have spent so much time worrying and putting our health at risk over nothing–so often we worry about this or that which never happens.  Every day, several times during the day I just have to over and over put whatever is heavy on my heart in God’s hands because as a human I just keep wanting to pick it right back up and try to solve the issue myself.  Why is that?  Why as humans do we feel we have any control over even a moment in our lives?  Yes, we can choose what we do or don’t do but at any moment something could happen that is honestly totally out of our hands.  When I think about my life and who I would rather have control over it–the truth be that God always wins.  You see I am weak–and this world is just to overpowering for me to even think about trying to face it on my own.  I don’t know how God is going to answer my prayer but I wait for a time when I can look back and be amaze at how He worked everything out.  With that said, I have to add that His way might not be the path I would have chosen but I know in the end it will be the best path.  I pray that God is with each of you today and that if you find yourself on this path of  hardship that you will know  you are never alone–God is always at your side even in the times that you may not feel Him–He is always there–working out things one step at a time.

Allergy Free Pizza (Milk, Eggs, and Soy) Recipe

Allergy Free Pizza

1 can of  Tomato Sauce

1 cup of Daiya Delicious Chadder Style Cheese (milk and Soy Free) note: if making for someone not allergy to milk then you can use regular shredded cheese

1 cup of Cook Ground Beef (if the person is wanting a meet pizza–just cheese then leave the meat off)

Pizza Crust

1 pkg of active yeast

1 1/4 warm water

3 1/4 Cups Bread Flour

1 tsp salt

1 tsp onion salt

1 tsp Garlic Salt

1 TBS Sugar

1 TBSP Olive or Canala Oil

1 tsp parsley

Dissolve yeast in warm water.  Combine flour, salt, seasoning, sugar and oil, add the water and yeast.  Stir well until smooth dough.  Let stand if possible for about 45 minutes but if not it still turns out good.  Roll out into a 12 inch pizza pan or 3 4 inch circles.  Add sauce, ground beef and either the allergy free cheese or regular cheese (if making for someone who doesn’t have allergies).  Bake on 425 for about 25 minutes.

Faith

Hebrews 11:1 KJV

King James Version
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for , the evidence of things not seen .
 
So as you probably figured out I am very new to blogging so I ask that you just hang in there with me until I get it all figured out.  I plan to share budget friendly recipes, homemade household items,  homemade and budget friendly gifts.  Times are hard on all of us and I am hoping to not only help my own family  but other’s find ways of saving money and cutting down on their budgets.  We all need to hang on to God’s promise to always provide our needs.  Keep faith even when something might seem impossible.