Peace I Give You

These things I have spoken to you while being present with you.  But the Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and remind you of all that I said to you.  Peace I leave you, My peace I give you; not as the world gives, do I give to you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, nor fearful. ~ John 14:26-27

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are stayed on You because they trust in You. ~ Isaiah 26:3

Rejoice in the Lord always.  Again I will say, rejoice!  Let your graciousness be known to all men.  The Lord is near.  Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and pleading with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.  And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. ~ Philippians 4:6

God is our refuge and strength,
an ever-present help in trouble.
Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way

and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea,
though its waters roar and foam
and the mountains quake with their surging.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth.”

The Lord Almighty is with us;
the God of Jacob is our fortress.
~ from Psalm 46

Be alert and of sober mind.  Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.  And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm, and steadfast.  To Him be the power forever and ever. Amen. ~ 1 Peter 5:6-11

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way.
The Lord be with all of you.

~ 2 Thessalonians 3:16


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