The Peace of God 🕊
God has been speaking to me lately about the peace of God. One day after being busy running errands all day as soon as I got home I felt this overwhelming peace in my house that I did not feel at any of the stores while I was out. I noticed a drastic difference in the level of peace I felt at home versus the peace I felt everywhere else. I did not realize it while I was busy out running errands that I did not feel peace in the stores, but as soon as I felt the amazing peace of God in our home then I was aware of the fact I did not feel that while I was away. It’s as if busyness blinds and numbs you from being aware of what you are missing.
Busyness can bring a diversion and can be distracting from what God is wanting to speak to us and do in our lives. There are many times when we must be busy in order to accomplish and complete things, but the problem is when we do not know how to not be busy even when we do not have things to do, but rather we make ourselves busy because we do not have peace and rest. I have encountered many times in my life busyness being the number one distraction from me experiencing God’s peace, Presence and hearing from Him. I became too busy for God. Obviously the work of a Mom and Dad does not end and the demands are always there when you have to take care of your children, but the important thing is to draw and call upon God’s peace and rest in the midst of doing everything. There will always be the demands of a job, ministry, church, family, taking care of your home, cooking, activities, etc… but God’s peace can transform your experience and everyone around you.
The Lord showed me another example of His peace one time while I was at a Chickfila with our daughter Annabelle. There were many kids with their parents around us where we were sitting and eating and every kid sitting around us was going wild yelling with lots of energy and many were getting mad and upset at their parents as I sat there with Annabelle. While this was taking place around us I noticed Annabelle was completely calm, quiet, happy and content. I know there were age differences between Annabelle and many of the other children which also brings different stages of development, and there are different personalities, temperments and behaviors, but the Lord showed me through this experience one of the main reasons Annabelle was so calm, quiet, happy and content was because of the peace of God.
My husband and I surround Annabelle with an environment of the peace of God in our home which directly effects Annabelle experiencing that same peace for herself. We try on a daily basis to play worship music and play worship music videos on our tv which we have done since Annabelle was born. Ever since Annabelle was an infant she has always stopped what she was doing to look at our tv while we play worship videos and at 6 months of age Annabelle would be in her baby walker and stop what she was playing with, walk over in the baby walker and sit right in front of the tv as soon as we turn on worship videos and she still does to this day. I believe because we try to create an atmosphere of God’s Presence through worship each day, through praying and resting in God’s Presence; Annabelle is calmer, happier and more content because she feels the peace of God too. That is why in the midst of kids yelling, acting wild and even getting mad all around Annabelle at Chickfila, Annabelle was able to be quiet, calm, happy and content because she feels the peace of God that we work to cultivate in our lives each day.
I have to give credit to my husband John because I did not understand or know what the peace of God really was until I met him. Anyone who knows my husband John can tell you that John carries the peace of God and that he knows how to rest. It is a gift from the Lord and I am grateful that John has taught me the importance of the peace of God and what it means to rest in God’s Presence. Prior to marrying John I was always busy and loved it and I did not feel like I truly knew how to rest, but John helped me learn how to let go and rest in God’s Presence and how to receive God’s peace. Now I crave God’s Presence, peace and rest.
One of the ways to get the peace of God is to ask God for it. If you feel like you do not have peace ask God to minister His peace to you. When you ask for God’s Presence to minister to you and fill you, you will feel God’s peace and rest. I would make an effort to be still in God’s Presence and wait upon God to hear and experience Him so you can find His rest. Take time to not always be busy, but rest.
I am so grateful to God for His peace and rest that truly satisfies our souls. The peace of God is such an amazing thing because it brings contentment and rest. Without the peace of God I do not believe anyone can truly feel contentment and rest. God’s peace brings with it joy and satisfaction and a sense of security inside. My prayer for every person reading this is that you would experience God’s peace and rest and that you would find complete contentment and satisfaction in God.
By: Holly Rotalsky
Wings of Fire International
Below I have listed scriptures on the Peace of God:
“Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all.”
‭‭2 Thessalonians‬ ‭3:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
““I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“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 ‭NLT‬‬
“May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’” Numbers‬ ‭6:26‬ ‭NLT‬‬
““Submit to God, and you will have peace; then things will go well for you.”Job‬ ‭22:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The Lord gives his people strength. The Lord blesses them with peace.” ‭Psalms‬ ‭29:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” John‬ ‭16:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God.” Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For a child is born to us, a son is given to us. The government will rest on his shoulders. And he will be called: Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” Isaiah‬ ‭9:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Now tell him that I am making my special covenant of peace with him.” ‭Numbers‬ ‭25:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
““Peace and prosperity to you, your family, and everything you own!” ‭‭1 Samuel‬ ‭25:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“So Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side.”
‭‭2 Chronicles‬ ‭20:30‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.” Psalms‬ ‭34:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The lowly will possess the land and will live in peace and prosperity.” Psalms‬ ‭37:11‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Those who love your instructions have great peace and do not stumble.”  Psalms‬ ‭119:165‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Pray for peace in Jerusalem. May all who love this city prosper. O Jerusalem, may there be peace within your walls and prosperity in your palaces.” Psalms‬ ‭122:6-7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“He sends peace across your nation and satisfies your hunger with the finest wheat.” Psalms‬ ‭147:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“But all who listen to me will live in peace, untroubled by fear of harm.””‭Proverbs‬ ‭1:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace!” Proverbs‬ ‭12:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“When people’s lives please the Lord, even their enemies are at peace with them.” Proverbs‬ ‭16:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Better a dry crust eaten in peace than a house filled with feasting—and conflict.”Proverbs‬ ‭17:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Lord, you will grant us peace; all we have accomplished is really from you.” ‭Isaiah‬ ‭26:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“And this righteousness will bring peace. Yes, it will bring quietness and confidence forever.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭32:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“I will teach all your children, and they will enjoy great peace.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭54:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭57:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬
““Whenever you enter someone’s home, first say, ‘May God’s peace be on this house.’”
‭‭Luke‬ ‭10:5‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“And now may God, who gives us his peace, be with you all. Amen.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“May God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you grace and peace.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭4:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.”
‭‭James‬ ‭3:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:15‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:22‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭4:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Look at those who are honest and good, for a wonderful future awaits those who love peace.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:37‬ ‭NLT‬‬
““Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Again he said, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I am sending you.””
‭‭John‬ ‭20:21‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace, as in all the meetings of God’s holy people.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:33‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“May God’s peace and mercy be upon all who live by this principle; they are the new people of God.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6:16‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:6‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“But give great joy to those who came to my defense. Let them continually say, “Great is the Lord, who delights in blessing his servant with peace!””‭Psalms‬ ‭35:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“I listen carefully to what God the Lord is saying, for he speaks peace to his faithful people. But let them not return to their foolish ways.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭85:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“You will live in joy and peace. The mountains and hills will burst into song, and the trees of the field will clap their hands!”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭55:12‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“bringing words of praise to their lips. May they have abundant peace, both near and far,” says the Lord, who heals them.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭57:19‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Because of God’s tender mercy, the morning light from heaven is about to break upon us, to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, and to guide us to the path of peace.””
‭‭Luke‬ ‭1:78-79‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“But there will be glory and honor and peace from God for all who do good—for the Jew first and also for the Gentile.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭2:10‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.” ‭Romans‬ ‭5:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. May the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭16:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Peace be with you, dear brothers and sisters, and may God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give you love with faithfulness.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭6:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“and through him God reconciled everything to himself. He made peace with everything in heaven and on earth by means of Christ’s blood on the cross.”
‭‭Colossians‬ ‭1:20‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“I am writing to Timothy, my true son in the faith. May God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord give you grace, mercy, and peace.”
‭‭1 Timothy‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Run from anything that stimulates youthful lusts. Instead, pursue righteous living, faithfulness, love, and peace. Enjoy the companionship of those who call on the Lord with pure hearts.” 2 Timothy‬ ‭2:22‬ ‭NLT‬ 
“May God give you more and more grace and peace as you grow in your knowledge of God and Jesus our Lord.”
‭‭2 Peter‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.” ‭Philippians‬ ‭4:9‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Oh, that you had listened to my commands! Then you would have had peace flowing like a gentle river and righteousness rolling over you like waves in the sea.” Isaiah‬ ‭48:18‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns!”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭52:7‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭14:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us.”
‭‭Ephesians‬ ‭2:14‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again.”‭1 Thessalonians‬ ‭5:23‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“Grace, mercy, and peace, which come from God the Father and from Jesus Christ—the Son of the Father—will continue to be with us who live in truth and love.” ‭2 John‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.” ‭James‬ ‭3:17‬ ‭NLT‬‬
“God the Father knew you and chose you long ago, and his Spirit has made you holy. As a result, you have obeyed him and have been cleansed by the blood of Jesus Christ. May God give you more and more grace and peace.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭NLT‬‬