As we grow in Christ Jesus, our eyes will be opened. We will begin to see things for what they really are. When it seems as if we are being attacked unjustly, we will no longer feel hatred, but pity for the attacker. What was perceived as strength in our enemies will be seen as weakness. Through this transformation, our spiritual lives will become greatly accelerated.
Faith walks hand in hand with peace. Have faith in God’s plan and you shall be delivered out of adversity. Do not backslide! God has an elaborate plan for you. Hold tight and let things happen as they are meant to happen.
War is not the answer. We have been given the power to reason things out. Compromise is a gift from God. To maintain peace we must use the tools we have been gifted with. Life is too precious to sacrifice unnecessarily. We can’t walk up to everyone we see and strike them because we feel that someday they may strike us.
But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
-Ephesians 2:4-6 (KJV)
Protecting others from evil aggression is our duty. We cannot let our fellow men, women and children come to harm. In these cases, we must attempt to help them experience life the way the Lord intended all to live it. We must pray for guidance and carefully evaluate all options.