Do you feel like peace is more of a luxury than a necessity? Today, many of us struggle with finding a sense of stillness and peace in our lives. Whether it’s caused by a busy schedule for your family, stress at work, or just tuning in to daily news headlines, we all can find it challenging to pursue peace for ourselves. We often think of peace as an absence of anxiety or worry, but this is not the TRUE essence of peace. Rather, peace...more specifically supernatural peace...stays with us even in the toughest of times.
As Christians, we can be people marked by this supernatural peace, just like Jesus was. But how many of us can describe our lives as being saturated with peace? Instead of trying to obtain a peace that doesn’t last, we can ask Jesus for a fresh outpouring of His supernatural peace in our lives.
If you find yourself struggling with cultivating or pursuing peace in your own life, we encourage you to turn to Jesus - and His word in the Bible - for guidance. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of 10 Bible Verses About Pursuing Peace: To aid you on this journey!
10 BIBLE VERSES ABOUT PEACE
“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
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.” - Psalm 4:8
“A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones.” - Proverbs 14:30
“‘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
“Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you.” - 2 Corinthians 13:11
“The Lord’s justice will dwell in the desert, his righteousness lives in the fertile field. The fruit of that righteousness will be peace; its effect will be quietness and confidence forever.” - Isaiah 32:16-17
“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
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” - Romans 15:13
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” - Isaiah 53:5
“‘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
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