Inevitably, at some point we all face circumstances that are unsettling and take us out of our comfort zones. Whether you’re facing a big life decision, a tough conversation with a good friend, or waiting on results from a COVID test, a peaceful mindset can help you find the strength, courage, and comfort you need to combat any and all uncertainty and restlessness.
When you’re ready to face these situations head on, it’s imperative to look to the Bible as a source for reserving peace. The Bible is stocked full of wise words and relative examples that can help ease anxiety—including Bible verses about healing, hope, and joy.
Jesus reminds us in John 14:27, “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.” Wow, Jesus made a clear distinction that His peace is not of this world, meaning it’s not a temporary fix. His peace is eternal and supernatural!
Paul’s insightful and often quoted passage found in Philippians 4:6-7 is our Rx to access this supernatural peace Jesus is referring to. Paul said, “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 surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
When we live in reconciliation with God through Jesus’ death and resurrection, the peace of God will always calm our emotions, nerves and drive away worry, anxiety and confusion. God’s peace will undoubtedly and unwaveringly produce stability in both our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus!