You know, I've prayed for peace....a lot. This particular morning I read something new about the difference between peace and Shalom. Peace is something that we can look at someone and say they have internally, but Shalom can translate to external things. Some of the words that were mentioned that may indicate Shalom were “wellness,” “completeness,” “perfection,” “safety,” “soundness,” “success,” “wholeness,” "health".
Peace does come only from God, and of course only God can grant Shalom, but it looks like for Shalom to occur we also have to participate.... It's something that we have some responsibility in.
Just some thoughts that I've had this morning after my devotions.