Isaiah 26:3 New International Version (NIV)
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
I love looking over the water from a sandy beach. Just looking at the waves makes me realize the power of God. Big waves or calm waters, God controls that ocean. The sun coming up or the sun setting is a reminder of who is in charge of life. Life is precious and we often waste days over thinking and when we should be living it. When we give God our hearts, you are called to peace.
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.
LIVE IN PEACE
Hebrews 12:14 New International Version (NIV)
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
I have lived long enough to know that you can't make peace with everyone. We must remember that each person has a free will and their own mind. So you need to make peace within your own mind and after you have done your best to resolve it, let it go. I tried years ago to make peace over something and I was told from the person I will never forgive you. Never is a long time and I searched my heart, I prayed, but nothing changed with that person. So I had to make peace within myself. The Bible speaks about doing the right thing and that's what I did. I had to erase it from my mind and live in freedom of knowing the truth. Don't let anyone drag you down to point of you not living in the freedom of God. God knows your heart and he is able to help you through any situation you face. We face the truth with the Word of God, the peace of God and the wisdom he gives us.
God can calm anything raging waters or situations of life
Think about what brings you peace for a minute. It is in that peace moment that you feel everything is alright or going to be alright. You just know that God is able to handle it. I bring myself to trust the Lord with all my heart. I know it's not always easy, but it is a must to stay in peace. I try my best and I hope you do also.
Today is a new day and live in the peace of that. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.