Isaiah 48:18 KJV
O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:
Christians should be the most peace-full (sic) people on earth, but most times we are not when we try to do things our own way. It is easier to call Christ “Lord of our life” than to actually allow Him to be it. Going our own way is not worth the trouble. “By going out of God’s ways we go out of His government, and so lose our good frame of mind, and find ourselves overspread quickly with a contrary disposition” (Richard Sibbes).