These are the 10 best Bible Verses about Peace. They will definitely help bring you calm in the middle of life’s storms and encourage you to seek peace.
The 10 Best Bible Verses About Peace To Bring Calm In Your Storms
When I think of the peace of God, I immediately picture Jesus sleeping at the bottom of the boat.
The storm is raging all around him and Jesus is snoozing at the bottom of the boat, seemingly oblivious to all the chaos around him.
Jesus was at peace, despite the raging storms that were literally threatening his life. And honestly, it really wasn’t just about the boat either. He was threatened physically, emotionally, and spiritually his entire adult life.
Throughout Jesus’ ministry, people harassed him at every step of the way. He was badgered, accosted, maligned and eventually crucified. But he was always at peace.
It probably wouldn’t take you long to think of somebody who exhibits this kind of peace. Storms rage all about them, but they remain centered and calm. They don’t get flustered or ruffled.
They don’t lose heart or grow weary. People who are at peace are stable and even keeled. They encourage those around them by their grounded nature, their focus on the blessings in their life instead of everything that is going wrong.
I can think of somebody right now who’s at the end of a long fight with cancer who demonstrates this peace every day. His peace is incredibly encouraging to myself and everybody who knows him.
How do they do that? How do people who are clearly in the storms of life let the peace of God rule in their hearts? Can you cultivate that kind of peace in your life?
It starts by fixing your eyes on Jesus, who’s the author and perfecter of your faith. Fix your eyes on him and emulate him.
Because he was always in storms.
There are always things going on that threatened him. Jesus never, from an outward perspective anyway, had a moment of peace. But he always had that inner peace. That inner calm.
The Bible has a lot to say about peace. These 10 Bible Verses about peace are some of my favorites. I pray they help you remain calm in the center of your storms as well.
10 Best Bible Verses About Peace
1. John 14:27
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, give I to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful.
2. I Peter 3:11
Let him turn away from evil, and do good.
Let him seek peace, and pursue it.
3. I Thessalonians 5:15
See that no one returns evil for evil to anyone, but always follow after that which is good, for one another, and for all.
4. Romans 12:17-18
Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is honorable in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men.
5. Matthew 11:28-30
“Come to me, all you who labor and are heavily 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.”
6. John 16:33
I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have oppression; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.
7. James 3:18
Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.
8. Isaiah 54:10
For the mountains may depart,
and the hills be removed;
but my loving kindness will not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace will not be removed,”
says Yahweh who has mercy on you.
9. Psalm 34:14
Depart from evil, and do good.
seek peace, and pursue it.
10. Philippians 4:6-7
In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition 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 thoughts in Christ Jesus.
Questions to ponder:
- Much like a gardener has to vigilantly pull out weeds in order for their garden to grow, what actions do you need to take on a daily or weekly basis to ensure that the cares of this world don’t choke out your peace?
- What is bothering you? What is threatening to rob you of peace? Whatever it is, can you control it? Can you change it? How would focusing on Jesus help with your peace of mind?
- Do you find that it’s hard sometimes for you to be a peacemaker? In your relationships, at church, in your family, at work, with your friends, why is it so hard sometimes to do this?