Things happening around us like wars, hungers, natural disasters, weather changes, financial crisis, moral crisis and others can make us worried, anxious, stressed or even depressed in facing the realities of our lives. It is very important for us to know that God is always there and is always able to give us peace.
The following verses, which are collected from the Holy Bible: New International Version, discuss about peace — what kind of peace we would receive, and how we may be able to receive peace in our lives. Please note that these verses are taken from their original context. For better understanding of each verse, you may need to read the whole chapter respectively.
- Numbers 6:25-26
the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.
- Psalm 4:8
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.
- Psalm 23:1-3
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
- Psalm 29:11
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
- Psalm 34:14
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
- Psalm 37:11
But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy great peace.
- Psalm 37:23,24
If the LORD delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
- Psalm 37:37
Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace.
- Psalm 84:10-12
Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. 11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. 12 O LORD Almighty, blessed is the man who trusts in you.
- Psalm 95:7a
For he is our God; and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.
- Psalm 122:6
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure.”
- Psalm 147:14
He grants peace to your borders and satisfies you with the finest of wheat.
- Proverbs 16:7
When a man’s ways are pleasing to the LORD, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1,8
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven … A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.
- Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
- Isaiah 48:22
“There is no peace,” says the LORD, “for the wicked.”
- Isaiah 53:5
But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.
- Isaiah 55:12
You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
- Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
- John 14:1
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.
- John 14:27
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 16:33
“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.”
- Romans 5:1
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
- Romans 8:6
The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind controlled by the Spirit is life and peace;
- Philipians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
- Colossians 3:15
Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.
- 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.
- Philippians 4:7
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.