“Strive for peace with everyone” (Heb. 12:14). Such a simple yet profound and necessary statement. Living in tension and stress is draining and demotivating. It robs us of real joy. But in order to live in peace with everyone, I must be at peace with myself.
Peace is a gift of the Holy Spirit. Restlessness surfaces because I am unhappy about an aspect of my life; an inability to control another person; or even displeasure with God’s will. Today, pray for peace in our world and embrace the personal peace of the Spirit.
Come Holy Spirit and fill our lives with Your gift of peace. May our choice to be agents of peace transform our family, country and world into a community in whom You are pleased. Amen.