Peace isn’t a given Today there is the fear of terrorist attacks and civil disorder. Fear created by those running for political office that pits races, religions, and those with different sexual orientations against against each anxiety over the economy, health scares over new diseases or old one for which there is no cure, fear of being alone, on and on.
Even though we Christians live in a world with all this fear around us and who go through the same issues or situations or circumstances as the world and who yes do become afraid, have been from God and that gift is peace. At those times I become anxious because I don’t think I’ll have enough money to pay my bills, eat, or deal with emergencies I pray and acknowledge my anxiety, but I also remember that at similar times I had the same anxiety and God was faithful to do what He said that he would do and I was no longer anxious. I had been given the gift of peace. The young man who leads a bible study at my church often reminds us that when we pray God may not answer right away or He may no answer in the way we envisioned or would like but we can be sure that He will always give us peace.Peace is a gift from God. It’s nothing we can earn. We can strive for it, pray for it, work for it but in the final analysis it’s a gift. If we accept it as a gift then and serve Christ knowing that then God is pleased and because we have become peacemakers through the Holy Spirit, people will be pleased with us also. For our part we should work to have the gift of peace work through me in the church and if others do the same we will all be built up.
Written by: Brannon Deibert
Published: August 23, 2018
Peace is often sought but not always found in this chaotic world we inhabit today. In order to live peacefully, both internally and externally, we need a foundation of faith and appreciation. Throughout history, Christians have turned to the Word of God as providing this foundation of faith. Scripture reminds us what we have to be thankful for and what truly matters, as we frequently forget. In gratitude of this, here we have gathered 20 Bible verses for finding peace.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 ESV Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
John 16:33 ESV I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world."
Philippians 4:6 ESV Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Isaiah 26:3 ESV You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Matthew 5:9 ESV "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
1 Peter 5:7 ESV Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Romans 12:18 ESV If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
1 Peter 3:11 ESV Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
Romans 15:13 ESV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Hebrews 12:14 ESV Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Psalm 4:8 ESV In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Isaiah 12:2 ESV "Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation."
1 Corinthians 14:33 ESV For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints,
Proverbs 12:20 ESV Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.
Galatians 5:22 ESV But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
1 Peter 3:9-11 ESV Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For "Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
Proverbs 16:7 ESV When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Colossians 3:15 ESV And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Romans 8:6 ESV For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.