Turn away from evil and do what is good; seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)
We cannot just expect to receive or find peace or reside in it. We must seek and pursue it.
In our instant-access culture, we often expect for things to come easily and quickly. We define “search” as a few key strokes to get immediate access to everything we need or want. That is not God’s typical way. The process of pursuit is rewarding, even necessary at times to choose well and appreciate the journey as much as the destination.
The pursuit of peace is more about our pursuit of God than achieving peace.