Daily, we need to experience the peace of God. From time to time, we all find ourselves in a position where life seems to pile up, with too many issues to handle at one time, and we find our backs against the wall.
There are so many things we allow to step in and rob us of our peace. Things like our busy schedules and to-do list, social media and the Internet, which have the possibility to steal our time and ruin our peace.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything…Then you will experience God’s peace.” Php 4:6-7 NLT
None of these are bad in and of themselves but allowing them to overtake our mind and still our peace leaves you open and vulnerable for distractions, and attacks from the enemy.
Even trials and tribulations will become all-consuming if we allow them to. You see, we are not to live with our physical eyes as our sole source of truth. Peace is something we all desire.
Jesus left us His peace. And He desires us to have peace. If we do not have it, we miss part of the blessings of being a Christian.
Jesus said in, John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”
What Is the Peace of God?
Peace does not mean that you will not have problems. Peace means that your problems will not have you. Jesus told us, “In this world you will have tribulation.”
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. John 16:33 (KJV)
God longs for us to have his peace in the good and troubled times because he remains faithful and good, always. He longs for us to be so founded in him that this world and the devil cannot shake us.
The term peace is described in Scripture as a gift from God. Peace is our portion. And this peace is not given as the world gives, based on the nature of man and the ever-changing opinion of the world. Heavenly peace finds its source solely in the unchanging nature of our good and loving heavenly Father.
You and I are commanded by Jesus, “Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” (John 14:27).
The Amplified Bible says it like this: “Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.
Jesus don’t want us troubled, distressed, agitated about anything. He wants us to be in and stay in his peace. We are not called to overcome the world ourselves because Jesus already did.
He provides his children with a certain future — a “living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” and “an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade” (2 Peter 1:3-4). It is because of this reality that we can “take heart” and “be encouraged.”
We must take captive our emotions and ground them in the peace of God. We must allow a direct connection from our hearts to the Holy Spirit who dwells within us, letting him speak to us, fill us, and direct our every moment.
Every born-again believer should have the God kind of peace. If we do not have it, we are living below the blessings. When we are focused on God and others first, we will know the peace of God. Selfishness is always a hinderer of peace. This first verse shows that we have peace, not because of anything we did, but because of what Jesus did.
In John 14:27, Jesus does not want our hearts to be troubled. Because although we concern ourselves with temporal struggles, He is offering a permanent solution, which is His peace.
It does not matter how intelligent we are, how decorated our resumes are, how many inventions are credited to our names, or how smart, creative, and wise we are — we do not know how to create peace.
“And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body, you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful.” Colossians 3:15
What Does the Bible Says About Peace?
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. – John 14:27
There is no other peace to have, then the peace of Jesus. The difference in the peace for a believer and a nonbeliever is where they acquire their peace. The nonbeliever is dependent on worldly methods to find peace. They depend on themselves or the resources around them. However, believers can find a peace that is not from the world but from God. Where earthly peace depends upon circumstances and individual ability, godly peace does not.
What Does It Mean to Have the Peace of God?
God’s peace is a wonderful thing. And some of the people around you today need it. It comes when you commit your life to Jesus and live by the principles laid out in His Word. When you “commit” something to the Lord, you transfer every part of it from you to Him (See Ps 37:5).
Peter writes, “Casting…the whole of your…concerns, once and for all, on Him, for He cares for you” (1Pe 5:7 AMPC). Through prayer! As soon as you become aware that you are starting to worry and lose your sense of peace, take it to God immediately and leave it with Him.
Do not give the Devil time to work you over. The longer you wait, the greater his hold over you become. “But I can’t help thinking about it,” you say. “What can I do?” These two things: (1) Give it to God, let it go, and then (2) start to focus on other things.
It is a learned response; one you will have to practice daily. Paul writes, “Whatever is true…honorable and worthy of respect…whatever is lovely and brings peace…think continually on these things” (Php 4:8 AMP).
In other words, redirect your thoughts! (2) Find out what God says in His Word about your situation. Then line your thoughts, words, and actions up with it. When you do this, “You will experience God’s peace” (Php 4:6-7).
The Old Testament tells the story of a time King Jehoshaphat felt afraid as war approached. There were many armies coming against him. He admitted his feelings and dependency upon God saying, “We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us.
We do not know what to do…” (2 Chronicles 20:12). By humbly admitting our fear we are ready to take the next step.
After King Jehoshaphat admitted his powerlessness and insufficiency he said, “We do not know what to do but we are looking to you for help” (2 Chronicles 20:12, italics added). The third step is to shift our focus from ourselves to the Lord and His sufficiency.
David shifted his focus when the Philistines in Gath captured him. As a result, David saw his captors through the lens of how great God is. “In God I have put my trust; I shall not be afraid. What can mere man do to me?” (Psalm 56:4). When David put his trust in God, he was no longer afraid of men.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled or afraid… I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 14:27, 16:33
How Do We Experience God’s Peace?
We can experience God’s peace based on His promise to us. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, we are adopted into God’s family and become His children. Because of this, we can experience His peace!
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
May the Holy Spirit reveal his nearness to you in mighty and powerful ways today as you open your heart and receive his loving presence.
Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also ye are called in one body, and be ye thankful. COLOSSIANS 3:15
How Do I Get Peace from Jesus?
This peace that God gives may be beyond our comprehension, but it is not beyond our grasp. It’s readily available to us.” There is only one way — Jesus.
We all want God’s peace. But until we come to a saving relationship with Jesus, receive His gift, and are saved, we will never have it. It is best stated like this: If we want the peace of God, we must first have peace with God.
5 Ways to Seek After the Lord
Pray about Everything
Worried, anxious, or concerned about a need or situation? Pray about it. Prayer focuses our hearts and minds on the goodness and faithfulness of God. Prayer pushes out worry (Philippians 4:6-7).
We humans tend to allow the negative and difficult things in our lives to rise to the top. We forget God’s abundant blessings and His activity in and around our lives. Purposefully focusing on what God has done for us in the past helps us rely on His future provision (Philippians 4:6)
Guard your Thoughts
All throughout the day, our minds are bombarded with negativity, gossip, dissension, selfishness, and even smut. This will rule our thoughts and shape our attitudes unless we discipline ourselves to fill our minds with things that are “excellent and praiseworthy” (Philippians 4:8-9).
Rely on God’s Strength
Our culture fosters discontentment. It seems no matter how much we have we want more. The problem is not the amount of our stuff but instead the amount of our desire. No matter how much or how little we have we can find the peace of contentment when we lean on God for strength (Philippians 4:12-13).
Watch God show himself strong in Your Everyday Life
Once you get intentionally about seeking God, then He will move very strongly on your behalf, and He will now start to show Himself to you in a wide variety of miraculous way.
What this means is that you now must keep your radars up every day, as you never know when, where, or how God will move next. Your job will be to try and pick it up when God does move in supernatural way to help you out. variety of
To experience the peace of God, let us dive into two Bible passages to see how we can make the peace of God our constant reality.
Romans 8:6–11 A Spirit-controlled mind leads to life and peace and letting our sinful nature reign brings death. Think about it. When we cave and entertain sinful thoughts that are far from God’s best, our minds do not have the peace of God.
Not because God is not near, but because our sin has put a barrier between us and God. The peace of God and our sinful nature are at war.
They cannot co-exist. But when we simply submit to our good God, trust in His ways, and obey Him, we are no longer succumbing to our sinful nature, instead experience His perfect peace.
Philippians 4:6–7 The peace of God covers us like a blanket when we stop worrying but pray about everything instead. That is right — everything. We turn every burden or hardship that we are carrying over to God and when we do, His peace that “passes understanding” floods our hearts and minds.
It is so beyond our understanding. It is not something we can create but something we obtain when we choose to trust, obey, and walk in faith.
If you are a follower of Jesus, find comfort and hope that you are at peace with God. And then, seek God in all your ways so that nothing will be in between you and the peace of God.
The Peace of God Quotes
The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace. True wisdom is never argumentative or quarrelsome. It does not strive. It maintains harmonious relationships with everyone, as far as possible. It is impossible to quarrel with a man who is filled with Divine wisdom, for such a man is a peaceable man. – Zac Poonen
An unpeaceful mind cannot operate normally. Hence the Apostle teaches us to “have no anxiety about anything” (Phil. 4:6). Deliver all anxious thoughts to God as soon as they arise. Let the peace of God maintain your heart and mind (v. 7). – Watchman Nee
If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble. – Thomas Watson
Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world. – Paul Chappell
We cannot enjoy peace in this world unless we are ready to yield to the will of God in respect of death. Our times are in His hand, at His sovereign disposal. We must accept that as best. – John Owen
A born-again person ought to possess unspeakable peace in the spirit. Watchman Nee
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself because it is not there. There is no such thing. – C.S. Lewis
No one can have the peace of God until they are at peace with God. – Jack Wellman
Peace is more than just the absence of war. True peace is justice, true peace is freedom. And true peace dictates the recognition of human rights. – Ronald Reagan
In the midst of the awesomeness, a touch comes, and you know it is the right hand of Jesus Christ. You know it is not the hand of restraint, correction, nor chastisement, but the right hand of the Everlasting Father. Whenever His hand is laid upon you, it gives inexpressible peace and comfort, and the sense that “underneath are the everlasting arms,” (Deuteronomy 33:27) full of support, provision, comfort, and strength. – Oswald Chambers
If I am perturbed by the reproach and misunderstanding that may follow action taken for the good of souls for whom I must give account; if I cannot commit the matter and go on in peace and in silence, remembering Gethsemane and the cross, then I know nothing of Calvary love. – Amy Carmichael
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Be willing to seek after the face of God like Moses did to establish a true, intimate personal relationship with Him – and I guarantee that you will find a happiness, peace, joy, and fulfillment that you will never find in all the worldly pleasures of this life.
20 Bible Verses About Peace
1. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer, and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” — Philippians 4:6-7
2. “I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” — Psalm 4:8
3. “For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” — Romans 8:6
4. “For God is not the author of confusion but of peace.” — 1 Corinthians 14:33
5. “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” — Matthew 5:9
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6. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” — Isaiah 26:3
7. “Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness.” — James 3:18
8. “Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.” — Romans 5:1-2
9. “Submit to God and be at peace with Him; in this way prosperity will come to you. Accept instruction from His mouth and lay up His words in your heart.” — Job 22:21-22
0. “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” — John 14:27
11. “The LORD lifts up His countenance upon you and give you peace.” — Numbers 6:26
12. “Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.” — Psalm 34:12-14
13. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” — Isaiah 9:6
14. “When a man’s ways please the LORD, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.” — Proverbs 16:7
15. “Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.” — 2 Thessalonians 3:16
16. “The Lord gives strength to His people; the Lord blesses His people with peace.” — Psalm 29:11
17. “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” — Hebrews 12:14
18. “But the meek shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” — Psalm 37:11
19. “Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Father’s Son, will be with us in truth and love.” — 2 John 1:3
20. “Repay no one evil for evil but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, as far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” — Romans 12:17-18
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“Father, help us to remember to come to You in prayer for everything we face. You have the answers, the direction, the wisdom, and guidance we need. Right now, we receive by faith, your peace that passes all understanding. In Jesus’ Name, I PRAY!” Amen.