The more you work to center your life on Christ and doing God’s will, the more sensitized to a feeling of peace you will become. Let that feeling of peace, or the lack of it, be your guide. As a general rule, when you are doing God’s will you will find peace. If you are not, peace will be fleeting or non- existent. While it is true that God leads you through difficult times to form you and strengthen your faith, through prayer and reflection you will come to know if the struggle is leading you closer or further away from God. Follow the peace.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give it to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid.” – John 14:27