And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
If we could only see that God is one of peace. After we surrender our hearts to God, we need to grow in his ways. We can pray and ask for guidance in life, but it takes us actually putting something into action. Prayer is an important factor of life. We can pray and God turns things around in our lives. There are other times when things don't seem to turn at all and we are left in trusting beyond a human understanding. The peace of God can rest in all situations of life.
Colossians 3:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16 Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. 17 And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
Matthew 5:9 New International Version (NIV)
Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.
Think about it, isn't life better when you are living in peace? The stress of life can become overwhelming and we begin to try to figure everything out. We don't need to know everything and somethings are better letting go of in life. I heard it said, we can pick and choose our battles in life. Conversations we should have or not have with someone. Thinking before we speak and guarding our hearts at the same time. After all, we have free will and often times we forget that. Purpose your thoughts on good, your time valuable and don't waste it. Somedays of life, I can look back and see myself wasting so much thinking about things I can not change.
Life is too short not to live in peace. It is time to come together with God and allow him freedom to mold us daily. Sharing a smile as we head out of our houses can change a person's day.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.