Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Peaceful easy feeling, already on the ground

I woke up this morning - late! The sun was shining, my Cleo Cat was fussing and sure enough, I forgot to set my alarm!

I wish I could dscribe how I felt - had slept better than I had in a long while and felt quietly cheered. Like waking up when I was a child, peaceful and secure.

Worry is a big struggle of mine, which I am learning to battle in new ways. One of the prayers I prayed while walking to work when anxiety hit was

Lord, You are the Ground of My Being.

This prayer comes from my memory of the verses in Acts where St. Paul speaks of God in similar terms.

The Eagle's song came to mind as I woke up slowly in a sunlit light blue room, with my cat and Icon Wall near by. And I knew the only reason I felt a Peaceful Easy Feeling is because I am already standing on solid ground.

The Lord is the ground of my being.

12 comments:

E Helena E said...

What a wonderful start to the day!
God is gracious. I am reminded of the lines of the old hymn: "On Christ the solid Rock I stand. All other ground is sinking sand".

elizabeth said...

yes.... that hymn came up in facebook this week too... God is present in all things!

Victoria said...

"the Lord is the ground of my being"
I like that.

Mimi said...

What a fantastic post, wow! Thank you.

I woke up so late I didn't have time to do more than a quick Lord have Mercy. Sigh.

elizabeth said...

thanks V

Mimi - my mornings are too often like that... even the good morning, I dont know that I got through as much as I would of liked...

Asheya said...

So great to hear about this wonderful waking experience.

We sing a song in church to the tune of "Peaceful Easy Feeling" using the words of Amazing Grace for the verses, and adapting the Peaceful Easy Feeling chorus.

I've got a peaceful, easy feeling
I know you won't let me down
'Cause I'm already standing on solid ground

elizabeth said...

thanks A! I think I know that one from my young life days! now that was a while ago!!

have a great day today!

E Helena E said...

Wow! So you were also involved in "Young Life" as a teenager?

elizabeth said...

yeah... it was a typical US Christian high school thing for me to go to on Monday nights... we had the Friday morning Bible study too... what a long time ago that was and how much has changed in my understanding of God and the Church since those days! :)

DebD said...

What a lovely way to start off your day - even if it was late. I would have been frantic. Thanks for the encouraging post.

Meadowlark Days said...

I know that feeling you describe when you woke up - it doesn't happen often, but it's wonderful when it does!

elizabeth said...

thanks Deb! and your welcome... Now if I would only learn to always be in God's peace...

K - yes - they are not often for me either, but very very special... a real gift from God i think!