In the last two weeks, I was able to recharge my mind, body, and spirit. I traveled back to my hometown, the great steel city of Pittsburgh, and had several days of quality time with my family. Talk about a natural high.
After that trip, I was blessed to enjoy downtime and freedom from my everyday adulting responsibilities. I spent time in Fort Lauderdale with my aunt and cousin for a couple of days. I did absolutely nothing but rest. No cooking, no cleaning, no working, nor parenting. Just pure rest.
The last couple of days, I hung out with my girls at the beach. I’d say the beach is probably one of my favorite places to be. If I could sit on the beach every day, I would be in heaven.
The heat from the sun, the refreshing water, and the sound of the waves against the shore was EVERYTHING! I can never get enough of it.
One late afternoon as the sun was going down, we sat on the beach and relaxed until it was too dark to stay there. As we walked away from the water, we noticed the sound of the water diminishing. The closer we came to the main strip and our hotel, the less peaceful the atmosphere.
It can be difficult to have peace when our surroundings are busy and chaotic. But thank God, He is Jehovah Shalom (Judges 6:24).
The word “peace” appears 275 times in 250 verses in the CSB translation. That’s far too many to list here but I want to share with you 15 Bible verses about peace below.
15 Bible Verses About Peace*
I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to frighten you. – Leviticus 26:6a
I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, Lord, make me live in safety – Psalm 4:8
The Lord gives his people strength; the Lord blesses his people with peace. – Psalm 29:11
Abundant peace belongs to those who love your instruction; nothing makes them stumble. – Psalm 119:165
Her ways are pleasant, and all her paths, peaceful. – Proverbs 3:17
When a person’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. – Proverbs 16:7
For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on his shoulders. He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. – Isaiah 9:6
You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you. – Isaiah 26:3
But he was pierced because of our rebellion, crushed because of our iniquities; punishment for our peace was on him, and we are healed by his wounds. – Isaiah 53:5
Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful. – John 14:27
Now the mindset of the flesh is death, but the mindset of the Spirit is life and peace. – Romans 8:6
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness – Galatians 5:22
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:7
May the Lord of peace himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with all of you. – 2 Thessalonians 3:16
As I mentioned, there are over 200 verses that mention peace in the Bible. I encourage you to dig in and seek out other verses about peace in God’s word.
Reflecting Beyond the World
What Bible verses have connected you to or brought you peace?
*All Bible passages are from the CSB translation
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