Making good

Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it. I Pet. 3:11

Sometimes we stress too much over working on “being good” or “overcoming evil.” He is already good and He has already overcome evil. He has already made us good and rescued us from evil. This awareness brings us peace and power to live out of relationship with Him rather than the constant striving to make ourselves “good.”

Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace and help me to sow love, forgiveness, faith, hope, light, and joy in the face of hatred, injury, doubt, despair, darkness, and sadness.