In the quiet days after the busy holiday rush, the stillness of the landscape and the quietness of gently falling snow can add a sense of peace and hope amid the current tide we find so hard to navigate. Often today finding peace can be a monumental task. Our souls long for the assurance and reminders of the holiday season that “a weary world rejoices”.
But it is hard to rejoice when peace seems out of reach. It is in these moments that we can be reminded of God’s promises in Scripture. Here are twelve verses to remember and settle your heart when finding peace is hard.
Verses on Finding Peace
All verses are quoted from the English Standard Version (ESV)
Let me hear what God the Lord will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints…
For he strengthens the bars of your gates; he blesses your children within you. He makes peace in your borders; he fills you with the finest of the wheat.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, Your God reigns.
For there shall be a sowing of peace. The vine shall give its fruit, and the ground shall give its produce, and the heavens shall give their dew. And I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these things.
…to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things, there is no law.
…that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
Finding peace can be difficult in a world wrought with noise and confusion. But God reminds us in Scripture that He is the source of hope and eternal peace. It is in these quiet reminders that we find comfort and direction as He walks with us.
For further encouragement consider reading https://www.lauraesumpter.com/healthy-habits-for-overcoming-fear/ or https://www.lauraesumpter.com/finding-peace-in-prayer/.