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While world peace is commonly quoted as a goal to pursue, discovering true personal peace must come first. Every person on the planet has good days and bad days, but if our hearts are at war with others in our homes or communities, how can we have a global impact?
And if I’m at war within my own heart, how can I exude peace in my surroundings?
God’s Word is filled with encouraging Bible verses on peace. When we know what God says about peace and how to experience it, we can embrace the truth about perfect peace, the kind that flows from our hearts even when we don’t understand our personal circumstances. I hope as you read through this list of Bible verses you’ll experience peace and understanding in your heart.
Encouraging Bible Verses on 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 hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
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.
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
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.
2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace.
For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace, and in one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which he put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near.
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
Great peace have those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
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 Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of 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.
But the wisdom from above is first of all pure, then peace-loving, gentle, accommodating, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial, and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!
While it can seem challenging to discover peace anywhere, the problem is not that peace can’t be found. “Just look harder,” someone suggests. I don’t think the issue is that we need to look harder. I see folks all around me who are searching for peace with all their might. They’re putting in everything they’ve got and still not finding it.
No, the problem is that we’re often looking in the wrong places. Because true peace can’t be found in a place. Perfect peace is found in the person of Jesus Christ and His Word.
My prayer is that as you read this list of verses, you discovered that the Spirit of God was speaking to your heart through His Word. Peace is available to you. Take heart; Jesus has overcome the world.
By his grace,