Which Way Leads to Peace?

There are many paths we can take. Some are easy, others are not. What influences our choice?
God has told us. This is the way, walk in it, but we do not consult Him, We go our own way, an easier way and then wonder why we have no peace. Our rebellion tilts the scales of obedience.
Isaiah 30 illustrates the consequences of forsaking His ways.
  For thus saith the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not.Isaiah 30:15
That does not sound like an idle request.
What draws us away? What demands our time and what do we simply give our time to without thought?
20 And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers:21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.
By not following His ways, we open the door to adversity. Then we feel compelled to create new ways to compensate, to bring course correction. All along the way, His path is before it but we are blinded by the cares of the world. We are not sensitive to His voice.
If he said, “This is the way, walk in it,” would I hear His voice? Am I so busy that I have lost that quietness and confidence?
To find His ways we must read the course guide. It is back to basics. 
Be still and know that I am God.  Psalm 46:10
Show me your way, Lord. Let me hunger for your righteousness. 

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