It is well with my souland He said, Peace, be still

There are so many ways to define peace, but words do not always paint an adequate portrait of that feeling we desire within our lives. Words that you will find in dictionary describing peace are harmony, security, freedom from war and havoc, safety and tranquil. To me, assurance of my relationship with God, my family and my ministry is the thing that gives me peace. H.G. Spafford wrote it correctly for me, “It is well, with my soul.” I have preached this phrase for years, “When you know it, in your knower” there is peace. We can not control circumstances in our lives. Circumstances that push things out of control usually produce and uneasy havoc in our lives. We ask questions like, “what will happen or why did this happen or why did this happen to me?”. It is in those times that peace eludes us and causes us to doubt. We doubt ourselves, God and other around us. It is in those times we need something solid to bring us back around. That is when I turn to the Bible. These verses are some of my favorites when I get in a storm. Be sure and read Psalms 107:27-29, my absolute all time favorite, when I am feeling like I am totally without peace. A person without peace, is at wits end.

Bible Verses About Peace

Mark 4:39
King James Version (KJV)
And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Psalm 107:27-29
New International Version (NIV)
They reeled and staggered like drunkards; they were at their wits’ end.
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he brought them out of their distress. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed.

Colossians 3:15
Common English Bible (CEB)
15 The peace of Christ must control your hearts—a peace into which you were called in one body. And be thankful people.

Psalm 34:14
New International Version (NIV)
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

Psalm 37:7
New International Version (NIV)
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Isaiah 26:3
New International Version (NIV)
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Isaiah 32:17
Common English Bible (CEB)
The fruit of righteousness will be peace, and the outcome of righteousness, calm and security forever.

Matthew 5:9
New International Version (NIV)
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Matthew 11:28
New International Version (NIV)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

John 14:27
Common English Bible (CEB)
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give you. I give to you not as the world gives. Don’t be troubled or afraid.

John 16:33
Common English Bible (CEB)
I’ve said these things to you so that you will have peace in me. In the world you have distress. But be encouraged! I have conquered the world.”

Romans 5:1
New International Version (NIV)
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we[a] have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

Hebrews 12:14
New International Version (NIV)
Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

James 3:18
GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)
A harvest that has God’s approval comes from the peace planted by peacemakers.

Do you have other Bible Verses about Peace?

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