People are looking for peace today, perhaps more than ever before as we see the decline of our nation, and the eroding of all that we hold dear. Is it possible to be peaceful in the midst of chaos? John 14:27-- “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” The Lord Jesus Christ was instructing his disciples in John 14, preparing them for his soon departure. HE was preparing them for the Helper, the Holy Spirit, who would teach them, and bring to their remembrance all that Jesus had taught them. When we put our faith and trust in the Lord, we are given the gift of the Holy Spirit who empowers us to live godly, Christian lives. HE will instruct us and teach us in the way we should go, giving us peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1--“Therefore since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ!” At my stage of life, I have more time for reflection, and it is usually on what has occurred in my past. I am not able to undo any mistakes and errors of the past, but I can learn from them! I am also learning to forgive anyone who may have unwittingly wronged me. This has given me a great relief and a different view and perspective on life, and on those who have wronged me. Most of all, it has given me peace, and a release from any bitterness I may have harbored. Isaiah 32:l7-- “And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” Am I at peace about all that is occurring within our country, and worldwide? No, I am greatly concerned, but I trust God, knowing He knows and cares for His people. As I have come to peace about the offenses committed against me, and pray for the individuals committing the wrong doings, God has given me peace. As I pray for our country, and for the people worldwide who know and love our Lord, I can be at peace, as I trust God. Thought To Ponder: How peaceful are you? As a military spouse and family counselor, Doris Waldrop Mincks has ministered to military families for many years. Her ministry, Wives of Warriors Worldwide, WOWW, desires to come along side the military community to give encouragement and support to military wives, meeting the life situations unique to them.