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Peace Please

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27

I know this world cannot give me peace. Believe me, I’ve tried to get it from the world. Before I became a quadriplegic, I was always searching for something. I had run up my credit cards so I could have a closet full of clothes, new pieces of furniture, gym memberships, and more. And I was never satisfied. I searched for approval from boyfriends and bosses. I longed to have a sculpted body and spent time in the gym trying to perfect that.

When my accident occurred in August 2013, all of my worldly possessions were taken away. I now live in a skilled nursing facility which is like living in a hospital room. I have two pairs of shoes and very few clothes. I am completely dependent on the staff for everything. They take care of my hygiene. They feed me. They dress me. They exercise me.

I can do absolutely nothing by myself now except tell you what I’ve learned: Jesus is the only path to peace. And you don’t have to become paralyzed to accept this gift. It can start as early as right now.

About Terri Nida

In August 2013, I fainted in my kitchen and woke up paralyzed from the shoulders down. I am still trying to make sense of all this, but one thing I know is that God is with me and he loves me.

5 responses »

  1. Dear beautiful Lady I want to help you and do not know how . I pray for you and wish you well .


  2. You are a living Romans 5:3-5! ..”tribulation produces perseverance, , and perseverance, character, and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

    You are impressive in that you have hope, despite your trials. I’m so pleased to have met you and have the opportunity to learn from you.



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