Friday, June 2, 2017

7 Bible Verses for a Soul that Longs for Peace


Bible Verses for Peace


Everywhere I look I see people who are living in the absence of peace. People who are in a constant state of busyness, people who are in an unnecessary rush, overwhelmed by their to-do lists, people who are frustrated by their circumstances and more. God doesn't call us to live this way though. In fact, He is called Jehovah-Shalom, which means "the Lord is peace." 

The word shalom translates to more than just peace, however. According to Strong's Concordance, it means wholeness and completeness. This tells me that when we allow the peace of God to take over our lives we not only experience peace, but the fullness that He intended for us. 

Below you will find seven verses that I pray will bring peace to whatever situation you may be facing. 

1. "You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you." 
Isaiah 26:3

2. "For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace."
Romans 8:6 

These first two verses are key! Peace has so much to do with the things that we allow to control our minds. Galatians 5:22 (bonus verse!) tells us that "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness" so we can be confident that if we set our minds on the Spirit good things will come.

3. "The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
Deuteronomy 31:8

It's so comforting to be reminded that God has already walked through your future. Every failure, every success, every disappointment and every celebration. He's already seen it and He's already worked it for your good.

  4. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." 
Philippians 4:6-7

I believe that prayer aligns our hearts with God's will and it's when we are aligned with His will that we experience true peace.

5. "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.”

John 16:33

When we recognize that Jesus has already conquered everything, we are equipped to handle anything.

7 Bible Verses for Peace

6. "Hear my cry, O God, listen to my prayer. From the end of the earth I call to you. When my heart is overwhelmed lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
Psalm 61:1-2

7. "Be still and know that I am God." 
Psalm 46:10

In times of worry and stress, stop and remind yourself of who God is. He is all knowing, ever present and all powerful. He is in control. Nothing comes as a surprise to Him. Nothing is too hard for Him.

So you have some verses to remind you that God is our greatest source of peace, now what do you do with them? 

  • Memorize them. Memorizing scripture saturates our minds with the truth. When our minds are saturated with truth, it's easier for us to recall God's promises when we need them most.
  • Pray them. So often we don't even know what to pray. When you're at a loss for words, pray God's promises back to Him. For example, "God, your word says the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. Please help me to allow the Spirit to take over this situation and align my thinking with yours."
  • Put them where you can see them. Print or write out verses that encourage you and place them somewhere you will see them often (desk, bathroom mirror, car etc). I like to set Bible verses as the lock screen on my phone so every time I pick up my phone I see them.

I don't know what's stealing your peace today, but I want you to be encouraged that God is there, willing and ready, to reclaim it for you. I pray that these verses would be a source of comfort you and that they would not only bring an abundance of peace, but also an increased faith in Jesus.


"May the God of hope will 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



6 comments:

  1. I used to be a very anxious person, until I learned the comfort of these verses thanks for sharing, it was beautiful!!

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    1. So glad you found peace! Thank you for reading!

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  2. Beautiful. I just did my post on three of my go-to verses on peace. I like how you encourage your readers to put them into practice.

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    1. Thank you for the positive feedback! I'll have to head over and read yours as well.

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  3. This is a great post! Some of the scriptures you used for recommendations as some the same ones I like to read to reflect on.Thank you for the recommendations and the reminder- I will definitely share this!

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    1. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment and share!

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