Peace is an interesting thing.
Many times we don’t realize that it’s there, until it’s not.
It’s very clear when peace has left the room.
There are certain times of the month where peace tends to evade me. (You know those times!)
Molehills turn into mountains and peace sneaks right out the door as irritability and intolerance bulldoze in.
Last week was one of those times.
I had been running hard and neglecting rest. Last night it all came to a head when one little thing set me off. (Hormones have a way of doing that to a girl).
I screamed. I cried. And then I crumbled.
My sweet husband comforted me and spoke words of peace over me and reminded me of who I am in Christ.
Sometimes, we need those reminders.
Whether it’s hormones, relational battles, devastating circumstances or just plain ol’ bad days,
there are moments in life when we experience pressure that can wreak havoc on our emotions.
What can we do during those times?
How do we restore peace when it seems to be nowhere in sight?
Peace comes from the Prince of Peace Himself.
When I spend time in the Word, His truth begins to permeate every part of my being, bringing a peace that surpasses understanding.
As I woke up and sought God the next morning, I was encouraged by several scriptures for peace that spoke to my weary soul. But I didn’t stop at just reading these beautiful promises. I began to declare them over my life.
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7 Scriptures for Peace to Pray over Your Life
The Lord will give strength to His people;
The Lord will bless His people with peace.
Psalm 29:11 NKJV
Lord, thank You for promise to give me strength. I trust that You will provide it right when I need it. No matter what I’m feeling or what situation I am in, I can be confident that You will bless me with peace. I refuse to let anything steal that peace, knowing that whatever comes my way, You have it under control. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Isaiah 26:3 NIV
Thank you, Lord that You will keep me in perfect peace as my mind stays focused on You. Help me to trust in You. Teach me Your promises, that I may cling to them in times of need. Let my mind meditate on the truth of Your Word, rather than on feelings based on what I see in the natural. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world. John 16:33 MSG
Father, thank you that you are faithful. You are true to Your Word and trustworthy. When I begin to doubt, remind me of all You’ve done for me. I can be confident in all things, because You have overcome every obstacle, including death. Thank You for Your perfect sacrifice, that gives me perfect peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
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 NIV
Jesus, thank You that your peace is not the same peace that the world gives. Your peace calms any circumstance and is everlasting. I don’t have to let my heart be troubled. When anxiety or fear begins to rise up, I can cast those feelings down, knowing that Your perfect peace prevails. Fill me afresh today with that peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises. Romans 15:13 AMP
Thank you, Lord that I can be filled with joy and peace because of the hope I have in Your promises. Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. It always leads me towards peace. Help me to be diligent to read it and meditate on it every day. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep;
for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Psalm 4:8 ESV
Thank you, Lord that You keep me safe and in perfect peace in the day and in the night….in the good times and in the bad. Worry and anxiety will not keep me up at night, nor affect my sleep. I will be able to rest because I am confident in You and Your ability to protect me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. Ephesians 6:13-15 MSG
Thank you, Jesus that You’ve given me everything I need to persevere in life. Thank you for the strength that You’ve given me today to battle anything that comes against me. I will put on the shoes of peace fueled by the Good News, so that I am ready for whatever comes my way. No person or situation will be allowed to steal that peace from me. I will walk in forgiveness and grace today, allowing peace to flow in me and through me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Do you declare God’s Word over your life? Friend, this is one of our most powerful weapons!
Peace is a fruit of the spirit, which means it comes from spending time with God.
The more time we spend with Him, the more we will see the fruit of peace growing in our lives.
What scriptures do you meditate on for peace?
Leave a comment below, I’d love to hear from you!