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Seeking Peace~The Angry World

25 Jan

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis


I don’t know about you, but this crazy world of politics and anger is really taxing my peace.  Do you remember when people would use the phrase “fly off the handle” when someone would go all crazy about something that was said or done? Where did that phrase originate?  Regardless of where, it is still relatable. These days, it seems people are flying off the handle faster than Superman can come to the rescue. But they are using big axes,  axes that are intended to harm.




When I hear this stuff, my mind jumps to create brilliant arguments or scathing comments. And what does that accomplish? Nothing. I can’t change whichever situation riles me up. I can change my heart.  Sarah Young in Jesus Always wrote that when you realize you are thinking thoughts unworthy of God, make every effort to change the subject. I can choose to turn my distress into trust that God is in control. And regardless of which political party is in power, the real power never changes;


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8



Love: I need to practice a whole lotta love thoughts.

Joy : My joy comes not from circumstances but from God. I need to remember that.

Peace: Returns when I don’t react with my emotions.




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