If it is at all possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. – (Romans 12:18, NIV)
Do the best you can to live at peace with everyone. – (Romans 12:18, ERV)
If it is within your power, make peace with all people. – (Romans 12:18, VOICE)
The only thing that we can control is the way that we choose to interact and react to those around us. If our heart is determined to love in all that we do, we are promoting peace through our words and actions. We can be at peace with those around us, even if they are not interested in the same. As we walk in forgiveness, we do not carry the weight that holding grudges creates. On our own, this is an impossible ask, yet with Jesus, we are equipped and empowered to love and forgive and be at peace in all things and at all times. May we ever seek the Lord to lead us in His love and pray to Him to provide peace within us wherever we go.
Peace is possible,
wherever we go;
as we live at peace,
with all whom we know.
The choice, it is ours,
to love in all things;
respond like Jesus,
so goodness we bring.
Wherever we go,
whatever we do;
Lord help us bring peace,
as we choose love true.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You call us to peace. Thank You that You do not merely call us to peace, but You equip and empower us to be at peace with those around us. Forgive us for the times that we have held onto hurts or have grown a grudge against another. Teach us to release all things into Your hands, for You are just and good, and trustworthy with all things. Show us how to love those around us in ways that promote peace. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we listen to Your leading and rely on Your love. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. – Psalm 34:14