Editor’s note: These are stressful times. Everywhere you look you can find people in political strife, marital struggle, financial distress, difficulty with kids, loved ones struggling with suicidal thoughts, and troubles beyond bearing. How, as Christians, do we respond? First and foremost, we turn to God our Father who loves us and is in control. Then, we dig into His Word wherein we can find peace. Let’s pick one or two of these verses to memorize and one or two to send to friends and family who need peace, too!
You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. — Isaiah 26:3
“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
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6-7
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. — Romans 5:1
Lord, You will establish peace for us, For You have also done all our works in us. — Isaiah 26:12
“For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” — Isaiah 55:12
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” — John 16:33
Mark the blameless man, and observe the upright; For the future of that man is peace. — Psalm 37:37
He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness. — Isaiah 57:2
For the Kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another.
— Romans 14:17-19
Great peace have those who love Your law, And nothing causes them to stumble. — Psalm 119:165
But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. — Psalm 37:11
I will hear what God the Lord will speak, For He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; But let them not turn back to folly. — Psalm 85:8
Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. — 2 Corinthians 13:11
And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. — Colossians 3:15
Lord, place within my heart the hunger to trust You. I depend on Your wisdom to guide my life so that I might know You.
Excerpted with permission from God’s Promises for Your Every Need by Jack Countryman, copyright J. Countryman.
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Which verses are you going to memorize today? And which verses are you going to text to a friend or family member? Come share with us on our blog! We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily