Battling anxiety – again? Feeling fearful? Stressed? Overloaded?
You may have heard this before – “No peace? Know Peace.” It’s so true! Without knowing the perfect peace and calm assurance of God in a crazy, mixed up world, we will forever be struggling to gain control of life, and always be finding ourselves in the heat of the battle against stress and anxiety.
Know His peace. Know Him. Actively pursue peace. It’s not going to come our way naturally, He says to seek after it.
He is the Answer to your place of calm. We can never fully escape the turmoil this world may bring our way, we obviously don’t live in a perfect place here! But, in the midst of all that life deals us, we can remain steady and stable, through our heart of devotion to Him. No matter what we go through, we do not have to be shaken. We are safe with Him, at peace, at rest. I love this quote, “peace. it does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. it means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.”
The only peace the world can offer doesn’t last – it is passing, it is fleeting, it is simply an absence of conflict, or a vain attempt to cover desperate places of life with superficial, external fixes. It would be like covering a deep wound with a little band-aid. Or taking a Tylenol to prevent the spread of a malignant cancer. Not very realistic in our busy lives or crazy world!
But the peace that God offers is vastly different. It is lasting, it is confident, it is real, it is assurance in the midst of all that we face – past, present, or future. It rises up against the fear that would seek to choke our lives. It battles the forces of stress and anxiety over us. It brings comfort. It brings freedom. It breathes security deep into our spirits.
He sent His only Son, pure essence of Peace Himself, to give us the lasting peace, that only He can give.
Soak in His truth today…
25 Words of Peace:
“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
“A heart at peace gives life to the body…” Proverbs 14:30
“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” Isaiah 26:3
“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:8
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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
“…the God of peace will be with you.” Philippians 4:9
“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken, nor my covenant of peace be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” Isaiah 54:10
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 5:1
“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.” John 16:33
“The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord blesses his people with peace.” Psalm 29:11
“For He Himself is our peace…” Ephesians 2:14
“Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
“…the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace.” Romans 8:6
“May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Thessalonians 5:23
“…seek peace and pursue it.” 1 Peter 3:11
“Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy, without holiness no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14
“Turn from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it.” Psalm 34:14
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rests.” Luke 2:14
“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 14:33
“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
“…and he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there will be no end…” Isaiah 9:6-7
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
“Peacemakers who sow in peace raise a harvest of righteousness.” James 3:18
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” Matthew 5:9
“The Lord bless you and keep you, the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you, the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” Numbers 6:24-26