This post is by Dominoe Hammond.
There are many things in the world that can rob us of peace. The one that happens for me, most often, is the teasing, screaming, crying, fighting, hair-pulling, toy-taking ways my kids show love to each other. Which makes me want to shut myself in my room with a good book and a box of chocolates! But all too soon there’s pounding on the door and little fingers reaching under the door and I get a sugar-induced headache. Not the best way to find peace.
Fortunately, no matter what situation we find ourselves in, there is always a way to find peace. In John 16:33, Christ says, “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
President Heber J. Grant described the Savior’s peace this way: “His peace will ease our suffering, bind up our broken hearts, blot out our hates, engender in our breasts a love of fellow men that will suffuse our souls with calm and happiness.”
I find it interesting that he doesn’t say, “His peace will keep us from suffering, protect our hearts from being broken.” He said “ease our suffering” and “bind up our broken hearts.” He is not going to save us from every trial and hardship--because he knows that’s where we become stronger, wiser, more humble and understanding. And it is how we learn that it is only through Him that we find true peace, the strength to endure, and have faith in better things to come.