Presented with prayer and the hope that this piece will help you find the peace you seek in these days of trouble and strife.
Marilyn Anderson and Jim Goodman
John 14:27 Jesus Gives the Gift of 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 heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
It seems that peace in its many forms is of great importance to God, as the word peace appears 369 times in verses in the New King James Version (NKJV) of the bible.
Clearly peace is a state of mind that is hard to come by in these days of pestilence, political strife and the general upheaval of our lives by a long list of tribulations. How do we find peace these days? Is there spiritual guidance in biblical verses? With help from the Holy Spirit can we revise and remold our thoughts and behavior to bring us the peace we so earnestly desire and desperately need. Our well being both mentally and even physically depends on our state of peace.
A study of biblical verses related to our peace can help us to work our way forward and out of the deep pit in which we sometimes find ourselves. Following are some selected bible verses that we pray will help if we are serious about finding peace.
Several verses about peace can be found in Psalms.
Psalms 4:8 I will both lie down in peace and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell safely.
Psalms 85: 8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly.
The New Testament is rich with many verses devoted to assisting us to find peace. A few of those many verses are quoted below.
Romans 14:19 Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
2 corinthians 13:11 Finally brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace, and the God of love and Peace will be with you.
Philippians 4: 6-7 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Clearly have only scratched the surface of all the verses in the bible that speak of peace. If you have Blue Bible on your computer or phone you can search for many more verses that may help you in your search for peace.
May you find your peace and all the blessing that the Lord sends your way.
Jim Goodman and Marilyn Anderson
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