While world peace is commonly quoted as a goal to pursue, discovering true personal peace must come first. 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. Read through this list of Bible verses that will usher in peace and understanding to your heart.
10 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Learn to plant your eyes on Jesus through this month-long Bible reading plan and journal: Perfect Peace. Each day of this journal includes one focus word and a simple memory statement to help you remember to spend time with God each day and enjoy his love letter to you. Enjoy sweet rest in his precious promises and uncover the deep roots of perfect peace through this journal. Check out the shop or order below!
By his grace,
June 2018 Bible Reading Challenge
For June 2018, our monthly Bible reading challenge will be focused on passages that bring perfect peace. We’re going to plant our eyes on Jesus and the promises of God’s Word; then we can experience and better understand true peace. Join us! You’ll find all the details here.