One thing I’ve learned living on this planet is we sure have a hard time being at peace with one another. But when God’s Spirit is given room to move in a person’s hurting heart, we can graciously handle conflict and overlook an offense. It’s not easy, but it is worth it.

Hebrews 12:14 says, “Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord” (NIV). So today, as much as it is up to us, let’s allow peace to reign and Christ to be seen.


Dear Lord, relationships can be so hard to navigate. Help me know when to hold my tongue and pray instead. Help me overlook the little offenses made in ignorance or the insults made in the heat of an argument. And help me to also know when I should stand up and speak up. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.