One of its meanings is “inner contentment; calm; serenity.” In the late twentieth century, this is what so many long for: a calm place, a refuge, a sanctuary for the soul — you know, the ability to keep your head when others around you are losing theirs.
Is there an oasis of the spirit that refreshes us even in the hurly-burly world we live in? The Bible shows us there is.
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you. Isaiah 26:3, NLT
The eternal God is your refuge, and his everlasting arms are under you. He thrusts out the enemy before you; it is he who cries, “Destroy them!” Deuteronomy 33:27, NLT
You are my rock and my fortress. For the honor of your name, lead me out of this peril. Psalm 31:3, NLT
My help comes from the Lord, who made the heavens and the earth! He will not let you stumble and fall; the one who watches over you will not sleep. Psalm 121:2-3, NLT
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. Psalm 91:1, NLT
Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28, NLT
I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give isn’t like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27, NLT
Identify your “disturbers of the peace.” Talk to God about your inability to handle them well. Ask him to send his peace into those situations.