Having peace can be trying at times. We each may want peace, but to have peace and keep it takes work on our part. There are so many things that may seem outside of our control, but we can take charge of maintaining our peace. Take a moment with me as we discuss, “Maintaining Peace.”
Perhaps you have faced something so trying that you felt as though you could not have peace in the mist of it all. I can honestly say, I have been there. Experiencing very trying moments can be so overwhelming that you may feel there is no way to escape it. I honestly have to say that peace has been maintained because of taking time with God in prayer. I have faced loss, disappointment, sickness, pain etc. and it was very overwhelming while walking through each, I can say with a pure heart that God granted me a peace that passes a natural understanding that bought me through it.
Sometimes, you may be the person in the middle of what others are going through and perhaps you would be the one to be a peacemaker. You have an ability to not take sides but discern the facts on both sides and your perspective brings an entirely different viewpoint. As you get to hear both sides, you bring encouragement. You understand the importance of not gossiping about it but tell both parties that you are NOT taking sides as you do not like to be put in the middle. However, if you can bring peace by being a peacemaker, then you should do so gladly.
There are moments when you may find yourself walking into chaos that you did not choose. However, you see the entire atmosphere change as you walk in peace. Truth is that these chaotic situations can impact us if we do not guard our hearts and minds. So, it’s important to protect your peace and choose the battles you really want to be a part of.
I have found that obtaining true peace comes from God. There is really nothing else like it. He gives a sustaining peace that comes in knowing Him. I have experienced times without this and say can say these things from personal experiences. I wanted to share this as an encouragement to you as well. We are living in very trying times and it will take a lot of faith, trust and knowing God’s peace to walk through each of these moments.
These are just a few examples when it comes to having and maintaining peace. I would love to hear how you have maintained peace. Have you experienced being a peacemaker? Is maintaining peace difficult for you? Are you someone who brings peace everywhere you go? Sharing your story will impact others.
Thank you for taking moments with me. To be able to walk in peace is possible. Maintaining peace will take work. Let me hear from you.
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13 thoughts on “MAINTAINING PEACE”
Such great advice in this beautiful post. I was once told that we must find peace within ourself before we can find peace anywhere else. These words I live by. Thanks for sharing!!
When we don’t have peace… it can be very hard to walk in it anywhere else for sure. Thank you so much for reading and sharing your thoughts. Let’s continue to take moments together. ☺️
i’ve def had my fair share of trying moments. and lately – i’ve learned the importance of taking time for myself and truly healing. i also know and remind myself that with any storm, there will always be a rainbow later.
i’ve also learned to maintain peace through setting boundaries and saying no more often. it truly helps.
It can definitely be difficult to find peace in trying moments. I’m so happy to hear you have set boundaries… it’s really important to keep your peace for sure. Thank you for taking moments with me and sharing your comments. 🤗
If you want to help maintain the peace then apply the basics of counselling to the situation. Listen without judgement. If you want people to work stuff out, you’ve got to avoid judging people so they can talk without concern
Truly agree being in touch with god will bring peace into our lives. That feeling of being overwhelmed starts fading away with a prayer.
I had moments of trying to maintain peace with being the person in the middle of a situation. Sometimes, you can do the best you can. I think everyone should maintain peace for themselves first. Thanks for sharing!
Thank you so much for sharing your comments. Being in the middle can be trying but bringing peace can be so vital and helpful while maintaining peace.
Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
Beautiful post! Great words of wisdom. Thank you for sharing.
Having peace can be difficult during the trial times of life but its good to find hope and know that it won’t last forever.
Thank you so much for taking moments to read and sharing your thoughts. You are right it’s very trying to find peace in hardships, and it is so important to find hope that this too will pass.