"And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."
In my favorite non-scriptural book, Till We Have Faces by C.S. Lewis, there is a point where the main character is pretty much in the worst mood of her life, and as she is wallowing in that, she sees something breathtaking, and hears in her mind "why should your heart not dance?" Everything, her own senses, all the world around her... is telling her to rejoice, and still she refuses. I think that we're like that a lot in our own lives. The world is a wondrous and beautiful thing, and we forget that. We are so wrapped up in our truly insignificant dramas that we don't see everything... all the beauty, all the goodness and purity and dazzling personality... around us. And, here in these verses God is speaking in our minds, reminding us. There is beauty and goodness around us, no matter what else we are going through. We just have to stop obsessing over whatever it is, and look up. Peace can rule in our hearts, even when we feel that the world is crashing down around us. Today, let's fill ourselves with the word of God, and let that dwell with us. Let's thank God for our amazing lives, and think on the word of God... and even sing with grace in our hearts to the Lord. :) Our hearts need some singing and dancing right about now, don't you think?