Being a peacemaker is tough at times. We live in a world where it seems like “anything goes,” and where people are far more inclined to cut us down with their words and actions, rather than simply addressing us with words of peace.

However, the Bible (in the KJV today — hello Kathy, Lee, Margaret, and Tiffany!) exhorts us to live peacefully with those around us.

I decided to look up “peaceful” in the dictionary, in order to solidify my understanding of the term. The second definition, in particular stood out to me:

  • Untroubled by conflict, agitation, or commotion.
  • So often we narrowly interpret “peaceful” only in terms of our relationships with other people (and there is wisdom in that approach, I believe). But what if “peaceful” also refers to our state of mind, too?
  • So how are you doing in the peaceful department these days? (I am still very much a work in progress, by the way!)

    14 thoughts on “Peacemaker

    1. I have seasons of peaceful moments, then not so much. So, I am still a work in progress too 🙂 I have been quite agitated as of late at things that would normally roll off my back. I know there is a lesson in here somewhere, and once I learn it there will be peace again. God is always merciful bring the peace once the lesson is over 🙂

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        1. I had surgery this morning. I am eh hehehe. I guess that is to be expected. I was sick from the anesthesia earlier but it is slowly going away, or maybe it’s the pain setting in that’s taking my mind off it hahaha 🙂

          I am sorry to hear you are having those struggles. I know there are different kinds of spiritual struggle, and without knowing which kind I have no specifics for you. Plus I wouldn’t listen to me hehehe I am no expert by any means and certainly far from getting it right in my own life. I feel like I have a or many spiritual struggles every single day, if that makes you feel better 🙂 I do know when there are struggles there is a reward, lesson or blessing. Or all of the above 🙂 If we don’t give up first. We will give up before God does because He never gives up 🙂 I just prayed and will keep praying for you my dear Sister.

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        2. I’m fine. God has blessed me. I am very sensitive to all man made medicine, anesthesia being one, and pain management medications are another. I had to have a procedure last week, unexpectedly, and then this one this week. But as I said God is good. I didn’t get sick from the anesthesia, and the pain has been minimal so I have been able to deal with it 🙂 Don’t be concerned be joyous for our LORD is merciful to us 🙂

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    2. I heard or learned somewhere along the way that peace means a right relationship with God. If we use that as the definition, then we can have peace no matter our circumstances. Look at Jesus, sleeping in the midst of a storm! The only time He didn’t have peace was while facing separation under sin. But through that, He then became our Peace.
      If we don’t have peace, we must come to God and submit to Him, become right with Him.

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      1. Amen, Kathy. We often are inclined define “peace” (or the lack of it) by what our feelings have to say, rather than by the unwavering Truth upon Whom we stand each and every day.

        Thank you for this important reminder, my friend.

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    3. 😀 KJV, 😆 agreed, peacemaker is more of what needs to come of this world. Everyone is a work in progress in the peace department. Which means we will never stop needing God. I find the hardest challenge for me is having peace at work. Outside of work I can do it. But at work, the press piles on, stress, and other factors become a distraction, or more like I low it. This is my prayer for the duration of summer, that when I return to work I will be at peace despite the chaos going on around me. God is the teacher and I am the student. Guide new practice, Lord.

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      1. Well said, Tiffany. What you say about peace being fleeting (depending on the situation) rings true for me as well! My emotions start taking over and then it’s all downhill from there. 😮

        I will be praying about your work situation. May your summer be filled with abundant measures of Lord’s rest and renewal, so that you can experience His peace and calm in the midst of the storm that surrounds you.

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    4. Sure, “peace” applies to all aspects of our experience dailythankful.

      And hello back atcha 🤠

      That peace that you’re referring to is the product of resting in the finished work of Christ.
      Not being anxious of where you stand with God. Knowing in Whom you are trusting.

      God bless you my friend.

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    5. Yes, being a peacemaker is difficult often times but we can do it because of Christ within. The world is quick to use its logic. I like the definition you shared… Again He gives this peace to us when we surrender completely to Him and this we are working diligently at sometimes achieving and at other times… well 🙂

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