Being at Peace


A heart at peace gives life to the body,
    but envy rots the bones.

– Proverbs 14:30

A heart at peace… is that common these days?  I’m not sure about that. There’s so much hustle and bustle, there’s so much stress and conflict in modern life, and of course times are tough.  Some days it seems like everybody’s arguing about something or other… and it’s an election year so people are criticizing every one and every thing… and I find myself joining in from time to time.

Still, even though our world is churning and tossing us to and fro in some ways, we can still have a heart at peace if we maintain our focus on the things that are really important.  Family, friends, faith and our relationship with our Lord; these are the important things, these are things that make a difference.

Envy?  Things?  Position? Do any of these make a difference when we consider the importance of relationships with our loved ones and with God?


Are arguments, bickering and conflict what life is about?  No.  Life is about serving others and serving God not bickering or being jealous about stuff.. I thank God for how He has blessed me with family, friends and His love; the rest is a waste of time. Peace is the result.

About Don Merritt

A long time teacher and writer, Don hopes to share his varied life's experiences in a different way with a Christian perspective.
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9 Responses to Being at Peace

  1. Skye says:

    “Life is about serving others and serving God……” Amen. Thanks, Don. Have a great day!!

  2. Jane And Bernie says:

    Peace be with you.

  3. Hello Don! I thank God for people like you who are not afraid to speak the truth. Anyone looking for smooth over gospel had better look somewhere else. I pray God will continue to give you zeal and zest so that you will always find joy in educating, and inspiring people.

  4. Elaine says:

    Being at peace is such a wonderful state to be in!

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