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Trading Bitterness for Peace

Sujo's young faith was tested when his only sister died of leukemia. Then as a young married man, Sujo was in the first World Trade Center tower that collapsed on 9/11. He barely survived and struggled to locate his wife, who was working in the other tower. When he found that her life was also spared, Sujo's eyes were opened to the suffering that goes on in the world. He decided to trade his bitterness and doubt for God's joy and peace.

Peace Like Never Before

Shawn was a successful actor, finding supporting roles on television and major motion pictures. Sadly, when the acting jobs stopped coming in, he turned to drugs—eventually becoming homeless and finally in jail. But when God entered His life, he found a peace like he never before experienced. This moving story can be found in "Better," a Bible study featuring Tim Chaddick.

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Bible Passages

"If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone." | Romans 12:18 (NIV) 

“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give peace to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid." | John 14:27 (NIV) 

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
— Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV) 

"And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful." | Colossians 3:15 (NIV) 

“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." | Matthew 5:9 (NIV) 

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." | Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) 

"Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you." | 2 Corinthians 13:11 (NIV) 


"As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death." | Leonardo Da Vinci

“Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where these is hatred, let me sow love.” | St. Francis of Assisi

Few things accelerate the peace process as much as humbly admitting our own wrongdoing and asking forgiveness.
— Lee Strobel

"One day when a certain man who wavered often and anxiously between hope and fear was struck with sadness, he knelt in humble prayer before the altar of a church. While meditating on these things, he said: "Oh if I but knew whether I should persevere to the end!" Instantly he heard within the divine answer: "If you knew this, what would you do? Do now what you would do then and you will be quite secure." Immediately consoled and comforted, he resigned himself to the divine will and the anxious uncertainty ceased. His curiosity no longer sought to know what the future held for him, and he tried instead to find the perfect, the acceptable will of God in the beginning and end of every good work." | Thomas a Kempis

"Man is not at peace with his fellow man because he is not at peace with himself; he is not at peace with himself, because he is not at peace with God." | Thomas Merton