A Portion of God's Holy Word Regarding:
Peace – Tranquility – Relaxation – Contentment – Rest – Serenity – Satisfaction
On the seventh day God finished His work which He had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. God blessed the seventh day, and made it holy, because He rested in it from all His work which He had created and made. Genesis 2:2-3 (WEB)
Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest: in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest. Exodus 34:21 (HNV)
"The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26 (NKJV)
I cried aloud to the Lord, and He answered me from His holy hill. I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. Psalms 3:4-5 (ESV)
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for Thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety. Psalms 4:8 (KJV)
My shield is with God, Who saves the upright in heart. Psalms 7:10 (WEB)
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff they comfort me… Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever. Psalms 23:1-4, 6 (KJV)
The LORD will give strength unto His people; the LORD will bless His people with peace. Psalms 29:11 (KJV)
I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love because You have seen my affliction. You have known the troubles of my life and have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place. Psalms 31:7-8 (HCSB)
A horse is a vain hope for safety; Neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, Because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You. Psalms 33:17-22 (NKJV)
O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt His name together. I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears… This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear Him, and delivereth them. Psalms 34:3-4, 6-7 (KJV)
Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it. Psalms 34:14 (KJV)
God, Your love is so precious! You protect people in the shadow of Your wings. They eat the rich food in Your house, and You let them drink from Your river of pleasure. You are the giver of life. Your light lets us enjoy life. Psalms 36:7-9 (NCV™)
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. Psalms 37:7 (NKJV)
As a deer longs for a stream of cool water, so I long for You, O God. I thirst for You, the living God. When can I go and worship in Your presence? Day and night I cry, and tears are my only food; all the time my enemies ask me, "Where is your God?" My heart breaks when I remember the past, when I went with the crowds to the house of God and led them as they walked along, a happy crowd, singing and shouting praise to God. Why am I so sad? Why am I so troubled? I will put my hope in God, and once again I will praise Him, my Savior and my God. Psalms 42:1-5 (GNT)
God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Psalms 46:1-3 (KJV)
"Be at peace in the knowledge that I am God: I will be lifted up among the nations, I will be honored through all the earth." Psalms 46:10 (BBE)
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved. Psalms 55:22 (KJV)
When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You. In God, I praise His Word. In God, I put my trust. I will not be afraid. What can flesh do to me? Psalms 56:3-4 (WEB)
Blessed be the Lord, who daily bears us up; God is our salvation. Psalms 68:19 (ESV)
A day in Your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than live in the tents of wickedness. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; He bestows favor and honor. No good thing does the Lord withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of Hosts, happy is everyone who trusts in You. Psalms 84:10-12 (NRSV)
I am listening to what the Lord God is saying; He promises peace to us, His own people, if we do not go back to our foolish ways. Surely He is ready to save those who honor Him, and His saving presence will remain in our land. Love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will embrace. Psalms 85:8-10 (GNT)
Oh, that men would give thanks to the Lord for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men! For He satisfies the longing soul, And fills the hungry soul with goodness. Psalms 107:8-9 (NKJV)
Praise the Lord! Happy is the person who honors the Lord, who takes pleasure in obeying His commands. The good man's children will be powerful in the land; his descendants will be blessed. His family will be wealthy and rich, and he will be prosperous forever. Psalms 112:1-3 (GNT)
All is well for the man who is kind and gives freely to others; he will make good his cause when he is judged. He will not ever be moved; the memory of the upright will be living for ever. He will have no fear of evil news; his heart is fixed, for his hope is in the Lord. His heart is resting safely, he will have no fear, till he sees trouble come on his haters. He has given with open hands to the poor; his righteousness is for ever; his horn will be lifted up with honor. Psalms 112:5-9 (BBE)
Abundant peace belongs to those who love Your instruction; nothing makes them stumble… Let my cry reach You, Lord; give me understanding according to Your Word. Psalms 119:165, 169 (HCSB)
Lord, I have given up my pride and turned away from my arrogance. I am not concerned with great matters or with subjects too difficult for me. Instead, I am content and at peace. As a child lies quietly in its mother's arms, so my heart is quiet within me. Psalms 131:1-2 (GNT)
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! Psalms 133:1 (KJV)
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my thoughts. See if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting. Psalms 139:23-24 (NRSV)
The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name. Great is our Lord, and mighty in power; His understanding is infinite. The Lord lifts up the humble; He casts the wicked down to the ground. Psalms 147:2-6 (NKJV)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV)
My son, let them not depart from your eyes. Keep sound wisdom and discretion: So they will be life to your soul, And grace for your neck. Then you shall walk in your way securely. Your foot won't stumble. When you lie down, you will not be afraid. Yes, you will lie down, and your sleep will be sweet. Proverbs 3:21-24 (WEB)
Deceit is in the heart of those who plan evil, but joy belongs to those who advise peace. Proverbs 12:20 (GOD’S WORD®)
Evil people will be paid back for their evil ways, and good people will be rewarded for their good ones. Proverbs 14:14 (NCV™)
A relaxed attitude lengthens a man's life; jealousy rots it away. Proverbs 14:30 (TLB)
Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, than great wealth together with trouble. Proverbs 15:16 (BBE)
Hot tempers cause arguments, but patience brings peace. Proverbs 15:18 (GNT)
When a man's ways please Yahweh, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 (WEB)
Better a bit of dry bread in peace, than a house full of feasting and violent behavior. Proverbs 17:1 (BBE)
The LORD is a strong fortress. The godly run to Him, and are safe. Proverbs 18:10 (TLB)
The fear of the Lord leads to life, and whoever has it rests satisfied; he will not be visited by harm. Proverbs 19:23 (ESV)
Foolish people are always fighting, but avoiding quarrels will bring you honor. Proverbs 20:3 (NCV™)
Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied. Proverbs 27:20 (NKJV)
Foolish people lose their tempers, but wise people control theirs. Proverbs 29:11 (NCV™)
"I ask two things from You, Lord. Don't refuse me before I die. Keep me from lying and being dishonest. And don't make me either rich or poor; just give me enough food for each day. If I have too much, I might reject You and say, 'I don't know the Lord.' If I am poor, I might steal and disgrace the name of my God." Proverbs 30:7-9 (NCV™)
He has set the right time for everything. He has given us a desire to know the future, but never gives us the satisfaction of fully understanding what He does. So I realized that all we can do is be happy and do the best we can while we are still alive. All of us should eat and drink and enjoy what we have worked for. It is God's gift. Ecclesiastes 3:11-13 (GNT)
I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his work, for that is his lot. Who can bring him to see what will be after him? Ecclesiastes 3:22 (ESV)
One handful of peace and quiet is better than two handfuls of hard work and of trying to catch the wind. Ecclesiastes 4:6 (GOD’S WORD®)
Everything that people work so hard for goes into their mouths, but their appetite is never satisfied… It is better to look at what is in front of you than to go looking for what you want. Even this is pointless. [It's like] trying to catch the wind. Ecclesiastes 6:7, 9 (GOD’S WORD®)
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the Lord's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it… He shall judge between the nations, And rebuke many people; They shall beat their swords into plowshares, And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, Neither shall they learn war anymore. Isaiah 2:2, 4 (NKJV)
The wolf will be living with the lamb, and the leopard will take his rest with the young goat; and the lion will take grass for food like the ox; and the young lion will go with the young ones of the herd; and a little child will be their guide… There will be no cause of pain or destruction in all My holy mountain: for the earth will be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the sea is covered by the waters. Isaiah 11:6, 9 (BBE)
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. Isaiah 26:3-4 (KJV)
The effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever. My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places. Isaiah 32:17-18 (NRSV)
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)
This is what the Lord, who saves you, the Holy One of Israel, says: "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to do what is good, who leads you in the way you should go. If you had obeyed Me, you would have had peace like a full-flowing river. Good things would have flowed to you like the waves of the sea." Isaiah 48:17-18 (GNT)
"For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways," says the Lord. "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts." Isaiah 55:8-9 (NRSV)
You will call out, and the Lord will answer. You will cry out, and He will say, 'Here I am.' If you stop making trouble for others, if you stop using cruel words and pointing your finger at others, if you feed those who are hungry and take care of the needs of those who are troubled, then your light will shine in the darkness, and you will be bright like sunshine at noon. The Lord will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands and give strength to your bones. You will be like a garden that has much water, like a spring that never runs dry. Isaiah 58:9-11 (NCV™)
"I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish." Jeremiah 31:25 (ESV)
The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 (NKJV)
"Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." Matthew 5:7-9 (KJV)
"Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it... So do not start worrying: 'Where will my food come from? or my drink? or my clothes?' (These are the things the pagans are always concerned about.) Your Father in Heaven knows that you need all these things. Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom of God and with what He requires of you, and He will provide you with all these other things. So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of its own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings." Matthew 6:27, 31-34 (GNT)
"Come to Me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept My teachings and learn from Me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The teaching that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light." Matthew 11:28-30 (NCV™)
"Every one, however, will be salted with fire. Salt is a good thing, but if the salt should become tasteless, what will you use to give it saltiness? Have salt within you and live at peace with one another." Mark 9:49-50 (WNT)
"Everyone's going through a refining fire sooner or later, but you'll be well-preserved, protected from the eternal flames. Be preservatives yourselves. Preserve the peace." Mark 9:49-50 (The Message)
"Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Luke 2:14 (KJV)
"I have told you this while I am still with you. The Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you. Peace is what I leave with you; it is My own peace that I give you. I do not give it as the world does. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid." John 14:25-27 (GNT)
"Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave Me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me. These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." John 16:32-33 (KJV)
Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 5:1 (HCSB)
To set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 (NRSV)
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight. Repay no one evil for evil, but give thought to do what is honorable in the sight of all. If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:16-18 (ESV)
So then, we must always aim at those things that bring peace and that help strengthen one another. Romans 14:19 (GNT)
May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in Him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 (GNT)
All this is from God. Through Christ, God made peace between us and Himself, and God gave us the work of telling everyone about the peace we can have with Him. God was in Christ, making peace between the world and Himself. In Christ, God did not hold the world guilty of its sins. And He gave us this Message of peace. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 (NCV™)
Now, in union with Christ Jesus you, who used to be far away, have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For Christ Himself has brought us peace by making Jews and Gentiles one people. With His own body He broke down the wall that separated them and kept them enemies. He abolished the Jewish Law with its commandments and rules, in order to create out of the two races one new people in union with Himself, in this way making peace. By His death on the cross Christ destroyed their enmity; by means of the cross He united both races into one body and brought them back to God. So Christ came and preached the Good News of peace to all—to you Gentiles, who were far away from God, and to the Jews, who were near to Him. It is through Christ that all of us, Jews and Gentiles, are able to come in the one Spirit into the presence of the Father. Ephesians 2:13-18 (GNT)
Do not be over-anxious about anything, but by prayer and earnest pleading, together with thanksgiving, let your request be unreservedly made known in the presence of God. And then the peace of God, which transcends all our powers of thought, will be a garrison to guard your hearts and minds in union with Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever wins respect, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovable, whatever is of good repute--if there is any virtue or anything deemed worthy of praise--cherish the thought of these things. The doctrines and the line of conduct which I taught you--both what you heard and what you saw in me-- hold fast to them; and God who gives peace will be with you. Philippians 4:6-9 (WNT)
I don't say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. I know both how to have a little, and I know how to have a lot. In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content--whether well-fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through Him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:11-13 (HCSB)
Set your mind on the things that are above, not on the things that are on the earth. Colossians 3:2 (WEB)
Get along with each other, and forgive each other. If someone does wrong to you, forgive that person because the Lord forgave you. Do all these things; but most important, love each other. Love is what holds you all together in perfect unity. Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking, because you were all called together in one body to have peace. Always be thankful. Colossians 3:13-15 (NCV™)
Godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 (WEB)
I have gone through the glorious contest; I have run the race; I have guarded the faith. From this time onward there is reserved for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me, but also to all who love the thought of His Appearing. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 (WNT)
It follows that there still remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God. For He who has been admitted to His rest, has rested from His works as God did from His. Hebrews 4:9-10 (WNT)
Persistently strive for peace with all men, and for that growth in holiness apart from which no one will see the Lord. Hebrews 12:14 (WNT)
Your lives should be untainted by love for money. Be content with what you have; for God Himself has said, "I will never, never let go your hand: I will never, never forsake you." So that we fearlessly say, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid: what can man do to me?" Hebrews 13:5-6 (WNT)
The wisdom that comes from Heaven 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 good deeds. It shows no partiality and is always sincere. And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of goodness. James 3:17-18 (NLT)
Throw the whole of your anxiety upon Him, because He Himself cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 (WNT)
Because you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add knowledge; and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your self-control, add patience; and to your patience, add service for God; and to your service for God, add kindness for your brothers and sisters in Christ; and to this kindness, add love. If all these things are in you and are growing, they will help you to be useful and productive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But anyone who does not have these things cannot see clearly. He is blind and has forgotten that he was made clean from his past sins. 2 Peter 1:5-9 (NCV™)
We know that those who are God's children do not continue to sin. The Son of God keeps them safe, and the Evil One cannot touch them. 1 John 5:18 (NCV™)
They will never again be hungry or thirsty, and never again will the sun or any scorching heat trouble them. Revelation 7:16 (WNT)
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