"Peace" means "shalom," "soundness," "free from disturbance." It exists within the soul which is an inward characteristic AND is displayed outwardly. All arrows point towards the simple fact that the only One who gives us peace is God. Like grace, we can only have peace inwardly and extend it outwardly to our spouses and children if we have a personal relationship with Him.
Your husband and children may or may not meet your expectations. You may feel as if your life has reached "rock bottom." You may be facing the effects of betrayal (as we covered last week). Your life may not be what you ever imagined for yourself. Your expectations being met does not equal grace and peace being present in your home. Grace and peace CAN abound in your home. It begins with Jesus. It begins with Him living in YOU.
On this Sunday, if you know Jesus personally, will you join me in thanking Him for the grace and peace only He gives? Ask Him to give you the ability to extend the same grace and peace to everyone that enters your home--beginning with your husband and children.
God bless you!
As we've mentioned before, if you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, you can right now. All you need to do is click here and it will lead you, step by step, to a new life in Him.