You want to know what the major keyis to living life in peace?
It's keeping a strong faith in God even when you cannot feel Him close to you. Sounds so simple, huh?
For me, it really is just that simple.
There's no need for me to get caught up on "what isn't" when I choose to remind myself daily - WHO IS. The Word of God has ensured me that what was promised to me is given to me through faith because I believe!
When you live by FAITH, you must believe! The one who doubts is tossed around in life like a wave tosses a boat at sea (James 1:6). I don't want to be tossed around like that. I get motion sickness too easy. I'd rather be well, so I choose to "be still and know."
See...it is so easy for us to get fired up for Christ when things are going well, when we are feeling well, and when our bank accounts look well; but what happens to us when distractions and detours blow right through our life, flickering our flame and throwing us off course?
It is so easy, then, to get in our feelings and lose faith and/or blame it on the devil...when in fact we are the ones who failed to prepare for the tough times. We are faking it instead of faithing it. We attend church when it suits us or read the word only when we're desperate for a solution...but we put our faith on the backburner when life seems to be treating us well.
Until life isn't treating us so well.
Listen. That spiritual high we get from church service, empowerment conferences, or a few social media memes will not carry us through the hardest trials of life! We need God every single day, therefore we must seek God every single day. We cannot sustain ourselves. Only God is our sustainer.
Therefore, if we want to live in peace, we must live by FAITH.