Psalm 32:1-5 (AMP) [A Psalm of David.] A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem.1 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is he who has forgiveness of his transgression continually exercised upon him, whose sin is covered. 2 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man to whom the Lord imputes no iniquity and in whose spirit there is no deceit. 3 When I kept silence [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long. 4 For day and night Your hand [of displeasure] was heavy upon me; my moisture was turned into the drought of summer. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]! 5 I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I did not hide. I said, I will confess my transgressions to the Lord [continually unfolding the past till all is told]—then You [instantly] forgave me the guilt and iniquity of my sin. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
It’s a joy to hang out with people who are at peace with themselves, at peace with others, and at peace with God.
How can you have peace with God? We cannot be angry at God because our life is not working out the way we think it should be. We need to stop trying to figure everything out and learn to accept our circumstances while we are praying for God’s will to be carried out in our lives. God has a time and place where our breakthrough will come.
In addition to having peace with God we need to learn how to be at peace with ourselves. We cannot focus on our faults but focus on the God who can help us overcome our shortcomings. Goodness always overcomes evil. Always remember how far you have come rather than how far you have to go and thank God daily for your progress. We need to put our confidence in God not in our abilities or the things around us. It is not what we have or what we do to impress others that gives us worth and value but our motive around our actions.
How do we have peace with people? We cannot be at peace with other people if we are not at peace with ourselves. How can we speak peace to others when we do not have a peaceful life? Humility can go a long way to bring peace with others. It may mean we need to not say everything we feel like saying and sharing our opinion all the time if we want to keep peace with others. We usually have a prompting not to say something we shouldn’t. People do not like to be controlled and we need to expect others rights to be an individual. We need to help people be the person God wants them to be not the person we want them to be.
We have to have patience to live in peace.