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.