Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.

The difference between sanity and insanity is the presence or absence of peace. How we handle the difficulties we all face determines who we trust. We can attempt to handle these difficulties ourselves and be stressed, worried, and in fear, or we can give our situations to God.

When giving our situations to God, it doesn’t mean that stress or fear won’t attempt to invade our minds, but we can (by faith) apply the peace of God in our lives. When God’s peace is present, fear, stress or worry can’t stay. It’s an ongoing battle to maintain peace in the time of the storm, but it’s well worth the fight. God’s peace keeps us from having nervous breakdowns, diseases, gray hair, and more.

So whenever we go through spiritual warfare and trials, remember to apply God’s peace. It’s the only thing that will keep us joyful, sane, and focused on His plan for our lives.