At Christmas, we celebrate the birth of Jesus. Besides the name Jesus, He has many other names, including the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6).
What is real peace? Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Know God, know peace. No God, no peace.” Peace begins with God and a relationship with Him through Jesus. To experience peace in our families and relationships, first we need to make eternal peace with God. Peace with God comes before we can experience the peace of God. If you have never made peace with God, you’ll find steps to begin a relationship with God on this website.
When we place our lives in God’s hands, He gives us more than peace with Him. We also have peace within ourselves and peace in our relationships with others. (Perhaps you would like to select one peace promise, write it on a note card, and memorize it.)
Here are five peace promise scriptures for Christmas to encourage you—one for every letter in the word peace:
5 Peace Promise Scriptures for Christmas
1. John 14:27 (NIV)
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.
Because of Jesus, we have peace that is out of this world. We don’t need to be troubled or afraid. Jesus hasn’t abandoned us. Peace was His parting gift.
2. Philippians 4:7 (NIV)
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
Jesus gives us peace that is beyond understanding. It guards our hearts and minds. It replaces worry.
3. Psalm 29:11 (NIV)
The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
Peace is a blessing that comes from God.
4. Isaiah 26:23 (NIV)
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
Peace comes by trusting God and focusing on Him, not on ourselves or our circumstances.
5. Psalm 119:165 (NIV)
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
Peace comes from loving God’s Word. Nothing can make us stumble when we focus on Him.
My prayer for you this Christmas is that God will fill you with joy and peace as you trust in Him. May you and your loved ones have a blessed Christmas as you celebrate Jesus—the Prince of Peace.
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About Lydia Harris
Lydia E. Harris is happily married to Milt, her sweetheart for 48 years. She has two married children, five grandkids, and is the author of a Bible study, "Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting" (AMG Publishers, 2010 release). She's also a tea enthusiast and writes the column "A Cup of Tea with Lydia."