Monday, September 2, 2013

The Peace of God

As I prepare for ministry in Costa Rica, I am wracked with anxiety. I know this is where God is calling us for the next 3-12 months, but anxious thoughts roll around in my brain, especially in the mornings and evenings. 30 days before our trip, I was physically sick with nerves. The next morning I decided to dive into the Word of God to see what is says about peace. There are 249 verses on peace, but 45 I deemed especially relevant to me. These words are becoming my prayers when anxiety grips me.

May God give me peace. Numbers 6:24-26

A name of the Lord is “The Lord is Peace” (aka Jehovahshalom [that is, The Lord send peace]/Jehovah Shalom/“The Lord makes peace.”/“Adonai-Shalom”/“The Lord Calms Our Fears.”/the Lord's peace/The Lord Calms/Yahweh Shalom/“Yahweh is peace.”/“God’s Peace.”/“The Lord is on friendly terms with me.”/Hashem Shalom/“The Eternal One is Peace.”) Judges 6:24

God makes me dwell in safety and I can lie down & sleep in peace. Psalm 4:8

God gives his people strength and blesses them with peace. Psalm 29:11

God promises peace to His people. Psalm 85:8

Those who love the law have great peace & nothing can make them stumble. Psalm 119:165

Wisdom’s ways are pleasant & her paths are peace. Prov. 3:17

Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Those whose minds are steadfast/unwavering/determined/trusting in God will be kept in perfect peace by Him. Isaiah 26:3

God establishes peace for us. All our accomplishments come from God. Isaiah 26:12

The fruit of righteousness is peace & its effect is quietness & confidence forever. Isaiah 32:17

If I pay attention to His commands, I can have peace like a river. Isaiah 48:18

Christ’s suffering brought us peace. Isaiah 53:5

God won’t remove His covenant of peace. Isaiah 54:10

Our kids will be taught by the Lord & have great peace. Isaiah 54:13

We will go forth in joy & peace. Isaiah 55:12

God extends peace like a river to His people. Isaiah 66:12

God will let us enjoy abundant peace & security. Jeremiah 33:6

Jesus leaves His peace with us. John 14:27

Jesus taught us so we could have peace. John 16:33

Those who do good will have glory, honor, and peace. Romans 2:10

The mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6

May God fill me with joy & peace as I trust Him. May I overflow with hope. Romans 15:13

The God of peace will be with me. Romans 15:33

Live in peace, seek restoration, encourage each other, be unity, and God of Love & Peace will be with me. 2 Corinthians 13:11

Grace & peace to me from God & Jesus. 1 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 1:2, Galatians 1:3, Ephesians 1:2, Philippians 1:2, 2 Thessalonians 1:2, Philemon 1:3

God is not a God of disorder, but of peace. 1 Corinthians 14:33

Part of the fruit of the Spirit is peace. Galatians 5:22-23

Don’t worry, but pray. Tell God my needs and thank Him for what He has done. Then I will experience God’s peace, which pass all I can understand. His peace will guard my heart & mind. Philippians 4:6-7

Put into practice what I have learned & the God of peace will be with me. Philippians 4:9

May the peace of Christ rule my heart. We were called to peace. Colossians 3:15

May the God of peace sanctify me all through. 1 Thessalonians 5:23

May the God of peace give me peace at all times & in every way. 2 Thessalonians 3:16

May the God of peace, through Jesus, equip me with good things for doing His will. Hebrews 13:20-21

Grace and peace be mine abundantly. 1 Peter 1:1-2

Peace to all who are in Christ. 1 Peter 5:14

Grace & peace be mine in abundantly through my knowledge of God. 2 Peter 1:2

Grace, mercy, & peace from God. 2 John 1:3

Mercy, peace, & love will be mine. Jude 1:2

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