165 Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
Psalms 119:165 (NIV)
3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Isaiah 26:3 (NIV)
27 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)
“A fixed, constant attention to the promises, and a firm belief in them, would prevent solicitude and anxiety about the concerns of this life. It would keep the mind quiet and composed in every change, and support and keep up our sinking spirits under the several troubles of life….Christians deprive themselves of their most solid comforts by their unbelief and forgetfulness of God’s promises. For there is no extremity so great but there are promises suitable to it, and abundantly sufficient for our relief in it.” Samuel Clarke
“Peace comes not from the absence of trouble, but from the presence of God.” Alexander Maclaren
“His love is unfailing, His Word unchangeable, His power ever the same; therefore the heart that trusts Him is kept in ‘perfect peace’…I know He tries me only to increase my faith, and that it is all in love. Well, if He is glorified, I am content.” Hudson Taylor
• Perfect peace is the result of my trust in God and His precious promises. It is not found in my circumstances, places, people or things.
• The peace of God transcends all understanding and guards my heart and mind in Christ Jesus.
• Jesus’ peace is not the paste gem variety the world offers – it is complete lacking nothing.