When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we are filled with a level of peace beyond our own understanding. Here are some of our favourite Bible verses about peace.
30 Jun, 2020
When peace comes from Jesus, it becomes more than a segment of time free from earthly disturbances. More than a fleeting moment of 'quiet'.
True peace is a state of being. It's faithfully following God's plan for you, living every day completely content with where He has placed you. It's not having to wonder what life might have been like if you followed a different path.
Peace is fully trusting God, without any fear. Peace is sleeping in the middle of a storm.
"Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, "Lord, save us! We're going to drown!"
He replied, "You of little faith, why are you so afraid?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm.
The men were amazed and asked, "What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!" —Matthew 8:23-27
Through Jesus, we can face even the toughest times with unshakable peace—all we need to do is ask.
Here are some of our favourite Bible verses about peace:
Trust leads to peace
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. —Isaiah 26:3
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. —Romans 15:13
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." —Jeremiah 29:11
Peace is a blessing
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity. —Psalm 37:11
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. —Philippians 4:7
"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." —John 14:27
Jesus gives way to peace
"I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." —John 16:33
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. —Romans 5:1
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. —Isaiah 9:6
Peace allows us to live fruitfully, even in humble circumstances
Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. —James 3:18
Better a dry crust with peace and quiet than a house with full feasting, with strife. —Proverbs 17:1
But godliness with contentment is great gain. —1 Timothy 6:6
God comforts us through His perfect peace
The Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. —Numbers 6:25-27
Praise be to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort. —2 Corinthians 1:3
Shout for joy, you heavens; rejoice, you earth; burst into song, you mountains! For the Lord comforts his people and will have compassion for his afflicted ones. —Isaiah 49:13
Thanks to Jesus, we have access to a source of unlimited peace which transcends all understanding.
Words by Claire Ince
Photo by Kyle Jaster
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