“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones” Proverbs 14:30. Long before doctors equated illness to stressful lives, wise Solomon knew.
Due to today’s hectic and fast paced world peace often eludes. The world tells us we need, need, need and therefore we want, want, want. There’s no peace found in wanting and being envious of others good fortune. True peace, the peace God provides, is a component of Holy Spirit Fruit. We are unable to produce this in our own merit, it must be cultivated by the Holy Spirit.
I often think I can bring peace into my life by shutting out the world and having my environment quiet and less hectic. Complete peace is not found in circumstances or surroundings; it comes from deep within and is evident when life around us is crazy; yet… we experience complete calm and rest internally and externally. We nurture Holy Spirit Peace when we rest in God and what He has to offer rather than worry about what the world says we need.
I am reminded of a refrain from an old hymn – “Peace, peace wonderful peace, peace coming down from the father above. Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray, in fathomless billows of love.” 
A heart at peace gives life to the body…
Until next time,
 Wonderful Peace – text by W.D. Cornell, altered
Music by W. G. Cooper