The Lord Jesus Christ said in scripture, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” John 14: 27. This is something to shout about! You must understand that the Lord has given you His peace. He gave you His peace not as the world gives its peace. That peace is inside your spirit, you have to stir up from within.
What Does The Bible Say About Peace?
According to the Bible, it is only God that gives lasting peace. If you must enjoy peace with prosperity, only God can give you that. In this world you will encounter situations that will threaten you peace but if your peace is from the Lord and not the world, you will remain standing.
“I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!” John 16: 33.
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4: 7
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, for to this you were called as members of one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3: 15
“For God has not given us a spirit of timidity but of power, love, and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1: 7
“The LORD lifts up His countenance upon you, and gives you peace” Numbers 2: 26
Bible Verses About Peace And Strength
I want you to understand that God has not left us aloof; He is concern about our peace. He wants us to be strengthened both for the work He has given us and for our lives in general. Through the Scriptures, several Bible verses abound about peace and strength to encourage and uplift you. Remember that God’s power to save, help, bless and strengthen anyone is His Word.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” Isaiah 41: 10
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever” Psalm 73: 26
“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” Isaiah 40: 31
“I can do all this through him who gives me strength” Philippians 4: 13
“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
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you” 2 Thessalonians 3: 16
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety” Psalm 4: 8
“Great peace has those who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble” Psalm 119: 165
“Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you” Philippians 4: 9
Bible Verses about Peace And Comfort
No child of God lacks peace because the God of peace is your God and Father. No matter the trouble you face in life, if your focus on God, you will live and walk in peace and comfort. The God that created us and the world gave us the manual to life. Several Bible verses about peace and comfort are contained in the manual that the Lord gave us. Do well to study your Bible to find them.
“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it” Hebrews 12: 11
“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace” Romans 8: 6.
“But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere” James 3: 17
“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord” Hebrews 12: 14
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” 2 Corinthians 1: 3 – 4
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me” Psalm 23: 4
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted” Matthew 5: 4
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest” Matthew 11: 28
Scriptures On Inner Peace
Inner peace can only be from God who is the author of peace. If you must live in rest and fulfillment; shielded from the scotches and turbulent of the harsh realities of the days we live in, God must be your anchor. You might ask, ‘how do I find inner peace with all that is happening in our world today?’ Search your Bible; several Scriptures on inner peace abound therein. Study and meditate on the Scriptures and you will find inner peace.
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” Romans 5: 1
“Do not be anxious about anything, 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 your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4: 6 – 7.
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” Colossians 3: 15
“And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace” James 3: 18
“Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” 1 Peter 5: 7
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you” Isaiah 26: 3
“In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” Psalm 4: 8
Bible Verses About Peace And Unity
True peace and unity are intertwined; one cannot exist outside of the other. Where there is peace, it is easy for the folks to live in unity. In other words, unity in a place is a sign of peace among the people there. There cannot be peace in a family or among friends if there is no unity. If there is no unity, there would not be peace as well. When you seek peace you also seek unity.
“Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together in unity” Psalm 133: 1
“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace” Ephesians 4: 3
“Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity” Colossians 3: 14
“That they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me” John 17: 21
“Now I exhort you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you all agree and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be made complete in the same mind and in the same judgment” 1 Corinthians 1: 10
“Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it” Psalm 34: 14
“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” Romans 15: 13
“The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace” Numbers 6: 26
“Bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you” Luke 6: 28
“Great peace has those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble” Psalm 119: 165
Scriptures On Peace In The Land
Do you know that you are the one responsible for the peace in your land? Sure you are. If you do not pray for the peace of your city or country, you will suffer the consequences of lack of peace. Remember that the Lord Jesus Christ said you are the salt of the earth. That means you are the one to preserve your city, state or country. You do so in the place of prayer for the peace and prosperity of where you live and work.
“And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to the LORD for it; for in its peace you will have peace” Jeremiah 29: 7
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men” Matthew 5: 13
“First of all, then, I urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgiving be offered on behalf of all men. For kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity” 1 Timothy 2: 1 – 2
“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you prosper” Psalm 122: 6
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God” Romans 13: 1
“And he will be our peace when the Assyrians invade our land and march through our fortresses. We will raise against them seven shepherds, even eight commanders” Micah 5: 5
“Therefore, this is what the Lord GOD of Hosts says: “O My people who dwell in Zion, do not fear Assyria, who strikes you with a rod and lifts his staff against you as the Egyptians did” Isaiah 10: 24
Peace Bible Study
The Word of God that you do not know will not work for you. It is the Word that you have in your spirit that you can war with, in the time of trouble. If you must enjoy the peace of God that surpasses all human comprehension, develop a Bible study habit. I am not talking about ‘a search engine Bible study’ but a devoted time of studying and meditating of the Word of God as you read your Bible.
“Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief” Hebrews 4: 11
“Study to show yourself approved to God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” 2 Timothy 2: 15
“Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so” Acts 17: 11
“You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me” John 5: 39
“Then He opened their minds to understand the Scriptures” Luke 24: 45
“Until I come, give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching” 1 Timothy 4: 13