How to Avoid More Trouble in Life

Times being what they are, I crave a prescription for peace and happiness. I want our country to be safe, my kids to be safe. I want us all to have long, full, fulfilling lives. Everyone wants that. How do we get it?
What’s remarkable is that in Psalm 34:11-14 David beckons us to hear his godly combination to unlock that life:
“Come my children, listen to me;
Whoever of you loves life
and desires to see many good days,
Keep your tongue from evil
and your lips from speaking lies.
Turn from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.”
Then again he echoes the same prescription for happiness in Psalm 37:3 “Trust in the Lord and do good…”
We will have trouble in this world—our Lord said we would. But David says there’s a way to not make more trouble for ourselves—by turning from evil, both in actions and in what I speak.
What impact could the Church have on the unredeemed world, if we could simply eliminate gossip?