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Do you struggle with worry, fear, or doubt? Do you feel like your life is one catastrophe after another? Do you think peace is something that’s only talked about in church or those feel-good movies on TV?
Yeah… I feel ya!
In our society, peace is a fleeting feeling, here one minute and gone the next. The world tells us we just need a mini vacay, a shopping spree, or a pedicure and then we’ll have the peace we’re after. Believe me, I love a girl’s day out as much as anyone, but these things will only distract us for a short time. Eventually life catches up with us and we’re right back where we started, stressed out and knee deep in chaos.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. A solution to all of the negativity is out there, and it can be yours if you want it.
God gives us peace, real peace. It’s different from the peace the world offers, and it doesn’t cost a dime!
Fear and worry threaten to tear us apart from the inside out. But they don’t stand a chance against God’s peace! It calms the chaos life throws our way. And it slays the beast of worry, fear and doubt.
If we want to find God’s peace all we need to do is turn to the scriptures. So, I decided to put together some Calming Bible Verses about Peace. Once you read them, you’ll understand how God’s peace is the opposite of the world’s. You’ll begin to see His peace take shape in your life. And soon, the struggle of worry, fear, and doubt will fade away as you discover real and lasting peace is only a prayer away.
Let’s dive in, shall we?…
The Peace of Jesus
Jesus is called the Prince of Peace for a reason. He is our Savior, our Redeemer, and Peace itself! When life is anything but peaceful and chaos is the reigning force in our lives… He says “Peace, be still”, and calms the raging storm. This is the peace that only comes from knowing Jesus and you can find it in these verses.
For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts.
Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
Peace is a Blessing from God
Living a Christian life is full of blessings…Salvation, forgiveness, love, and yes…peace! These next scriptures speak to the peace we find when we put our trust in the Lord.
You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Great peace have those who love Your law,
And nothing causes them to stumble.
Live in Peace
God blesses us peace, and He asks us to live in peace with others. I know it can seem like we have no control over a peaceful existence with our neighbors, but there are times when we have a choice between stirring up conflict or working towards harmony. In those moments God says to offer an olive branch instead of a curt reply and choose peace over adversity.
If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.
Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord:
Let him turn away from evil and do good;
Let him seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 3:11
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
But counselors of peace have joy.
Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
Depart from evil and do good;
Seek peace and pursue it.
God’s peace comes from knowing Him and seeing His hand move in your life. I truly hope these Calming Bible Verses about Peace have touched your heart and renewed your spirit. Before we go, I’d like to share one last verse. This is my prayer for you today…
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.
2 Thessalonians 3:16