The reason that we are not experiencing what the Word of God says, is because we are mis-aligned; we are not doing what the Word of God says.
When we are button pushing, controlling, fault finding, arrogant, critical or negative, we are being evil and we need to repent of that and work for peace. We ought to be the ones who de-escalate the situations and pass on the insults and not take the cheap and easy shot to dismiss someone's worth under God; that's of hell!
All those who are peace makers, will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness; it's work! The children of God are called to work for peace on a daily basis so that your life doesn't start the day disturbed. Fill your mind with the Word of God and the Spirit of God will be in control of your day. Search for ways you can bring peace to your relationships, work to maintain it and let peace rule within your hearts; you gotta choose it! You can chose to live disturbed by your painful past, or your difficult present, or by what might happen in the future, or you can live inspired by the Holy Spirit ruling your life. When your heart is at peace, words of peace come out of you.
May the God of hope fill you with joy and peace so that you may overflow with the power of the Holy Spirit, inspired with hope in every relationship. (Romans 15:13) Not quitting on your marraige, not quitting on your kids, not quitting on your parents; but in every situation bringing the peace of Jesus to real life. Make the committment to do the work in your home and work for peace in your families.
What does it mean to bring peace? You go find out! And my prayer for you is that one day you will hear God say "Well done, my good and faithful servant." Peace Matters! -Dr. Drew Shofner