From Tracie: Peace Like An Iceberg

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Peace Like An Iceberg

The phone rang, and as I listened to the words on the other side, I was overcome by what I think of as the scary peace. It hits like cold water, numbing you when bad news comes. Your mind instinctively shuts down, because it knows you will crumble under the weight of what is about to happen if you are able to think clearly.

But as I listened, something snuck past that scary peace and shattered the numbness. These words, which could have destroyed me, were tempered with a grace and mercy that I could feel. And I was so very thankful.

God took this thing, and used it as a blessing. When I realized what was happening, real peace settled over me. Not the scary, numbing kind of peace, but the peace that says, "I've got this. You will be okay." Tears still fall, and life still happens, but there are also second chances, and provisions from God showing up when they are so desperately needed.

On a holiday week that is a lot about pilgrims, and harvests (which I know very little about) and parades, and turkeys (which are not my favorite), and family (who are far away), I usually give some obligatory thoughts to thankfulness and move on. But this year, I feel a thankfulness, a peace, and even an optimism, that I did not expect.

I am thankful....God has got my back, and it is going to be okay.


  1. seriously? turkeys arent your favorite? Wow. thats ok. Cuz chocolate is your thats okay. lol.

    I am thankful for GREAT bloggy friends like you Tracie. U R awesome! :)
    Happy Thanksgiving and MErry Christmas! ;) my friend!

  2. Wait what was the call about... acckkk.. details woman details..

  3. I love this! The first three paragraphs...they are such great imagery of how I felt when I got a fateful call one Christmas morning. So beautiful, thank you for sharing.

  4. Oh I love this and I love that God has the ability to do just what you said - take something and turn it into a blessing and through it all give us peace too. Nothing quite like that. Thank you for sharing this.

  5. ((hugs)) it's been one of those kind of years for us too, hang in there girl! God does have your back and this too shall pass :)

  6. I love that last line the best Tracy...God has my back. Yep...I know it too. Happy Thanksgiving

  7. Oh you sweet thing of beautiful words, I am sorry you got bad news, but thank you for sharing this. My father in law died today, and I think I needed just exactly this. Prayers for you.