Dictionaries define peace as it impacts humanity in both national and personal ways.

 
The first two sections of the dictionary definition overviews external peace.
 
  1. the normal, non-warring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.
 
  2. the normal freedom from civil commotion and violence of a community; public order and security.

 
The latter two sections of the definition describe internal [within the mind and emotions] peace:
 
  3. a state of mutual harmony between people or groups, especially in personal relations.
 
  4. cessation of or freedom from any strife or dissension.
 
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The peace that God your Father offers you promises peace in all your relationships no matter what chaos and turmoil is happening in the world, in your nation, or in your city.
 
If you ask God your Father for His peace, He promises to provide you peace within your individual emotions and peace in relationship with others so that you rest, secure and confident of His care.
 
Said another way, no matter the strife surrounding you and the inner turmoil that accompanies it, God your Father promises you peace in your mind and emotions.
 
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In the Amplified English Bible, the opposite of peace is "the tyranny of the present." Take a moment to think about that phrase. God, Who names Himself your Father, has this to say about "the tyranny of the present":


Isaiah 60:17
    17 Instead of bronze I will bring gold, and instead of iron I will bring silver; and instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. [Instead of the tyranny of the present] I will appoint peace as your officers and righteousness as your taskmasters.


How would you respond if God had said this directly to you? Through the Bible, God does!


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Jesus, Who perfectly represented Father God, comforted: 

John 10:10
    10The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
 

One principal aspect of your Father God’s gift of vibrant life is His peace, a peace that surpasses all understanding:
 
Philippians 4:4-7
    4Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!
    5Let all men know and perceive and recognize your unselfishness (your considerateness, your forbearing spirit). The Lord is near [He is coming soon].
    6Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
    7And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.


The following passages and parables, spoken by Jesus, further define the peace that accompanies relationship with God as your Father. As you read these passages, may your mind, body, soul, spirit, heart, will and emotions all be flooded with the peace from God that surpasses all human understanding.
 
Matthew 11:28-30
    28Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened, and I will cause you to rest. [I will ease and relieve and refresh your souls.]
    29Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I AM gentle (meek) and humble (lowly) in heart, and you will find rest (relief and ease and refreshment and recreation and blessed quiet) for your souls.
    30For My yoke is wholesome (useful, good--not harsh, hard, sharp, or pressing, but comfortable, gracious, and pleasant), and My burden is light and easy to be borne.
 
John 14:All
    1Do not let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
    2In My Father's house there are many dwelling places (homes). If it were not so, I would have told you; for I AM going away to prepare a place for you.
    3And when (if) I go and make ready a place for you, I will come back again and will take you to Myself, that where I AM you may be also.
    4And [to the place] where I AM going, you know the way.
    5Thomas said to Him, Lord, we do not know where You are going, so how can we know the way?
    6Jesus said to him, I AM the Way and the Truth and the Life; no one comes to the Father except by (through) Me.
    7If you had known Me [had learned to recognize Me], you would also have known My Father. From now on, you know Him and have seen Him.
    8Philip said to Him, Lord, show us the Father [cause us to see the Father--that is all we ask]; then we shall be satisfied.
    9Jesus replied, Have I been with all of you for so long a time, and do you not recognize and know Me yet, Philip? Anyone who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say then, Show us the Father?
    10Do you not believe that I AM in the Father, and that the Father is in Me? What I AM telling you I do not say on My own authority and of My own accord; but the Father Who lives continually in Me does the (His) works (His own miracles, deeds of power).
    11Believe Me that I AM in the Father and the Father in Me; or else believe Me for the sake of the [very] works themselves. [If you cannot trust Me, at least let these works that I do in My Father's Name convince you.]
    12I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.
    13And I will do [I Myself will grant] whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], so that the Father may be glorified and extolled in (through) the Son.
    14[Yes] I will grant [I Myself will do for you] whatever you shall ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].
    15If you [really] love Me, you will keep (obey) My commands.
    16And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, and Standby), that He may remain with you forever--
    17The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.
    18I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you.
    19Just a little while now, and the world will not see Me any more, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also.
    20At that time [when that day comes] you will know [for yourselves] that I AM in My Father, and you [are] in Me, and I [am] in you.
    21The person who has My commands and keeps them is the one who [really] loves Me; and whoever [really] loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I [too] will love him and will show (reveal, manifest) Myself to him. [I will let Myself be clearly seen by him and make Myself real to him.]
    22Judas, not Iscariot, asked Him, Lord, how is it that You will reveal Yourself [make Yourself real] to us and not to the world?
    23Jesus answered, If a person [really] loves Me, he will keep My word [obey My teaching]; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home (abode, special dwelling place) with him.
    24Anyone who does not [really] love Me does not observe and obey My teaching. And the teaching which you hear and heed is not Mine, but [comes] from the Father Who sent Me.
    25I have told you these things while I AM still with you.
    26But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My Name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.
    27Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]
    28You heard Me tell you, I AM going away and I AM coming [back] to you. If you [really] loved Me, you would have been glad, because I AM going to the Father; for the Father is greater and mightier than I AM.
    29And now I have told you [this] before it occurs, so that when it does take place you may believe and have faith in and rely on Me.
    30I will not talk with you much more, for the prince (evil genius, ruler) of the world is coming. And he has no claim on Me. [He has nothing in common with Me; there is nothing in Me that belongs to him, and he has no power over Me.]
    31But [Satan is coming and] I do as the Father has commanded Me, so that the world may know (be convinced) that I love the Father and that I do only what the Father has instructed Me to do. [I act in full agreement with His orders.] Rise, let us go away from here.
 
John 15:All
    1I AM the True Vine, and My Father is the Vinedresser.
    2Any branch in Me that does not bear fruit [that stops bearing] He cuts away (trims off, takes away); and He cleanses and repeatedly prunes every branch that continues to bear fruit, to make it bear more and richer and more excellent fruit.
    3You are cleansed and pruned already, because of the word which I have given you [the teachings I have discussed with you].
    4Dwell in Me, and I will dwell in you. [Live in Me, and I will live in you.] Just as no branch can bear fruit of itself without abiding in (being vitally united to) the vine, neither can you bear fruit unless you abide in Me.
    5I AM the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
    6If a person does not dwell in Me, he is thrown out like a [broken-off] branch, and withers; such branches are gathered up and thrown into the fire, and they are burned.
    7If you live in Me [abide vitally united to Me] and My words remain in you and continue to live in your hearts, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
    8When you bear (produce) much fruit, My Father is honored and glorified, and you show and prove yourselves to be true followers of Mine.
    9I have loved you, [just] as the Father has loved Me; abide in My love [continue in His love with Me].
    10If you keep My commandments [if you continue to obey My instructions], you will abide in My love and live on in it, just as I have obeyed My Father's commandments and live on in His love.
    11I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing.
    12This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.
    13No one has greater love [no one has shown stronger affection] than to lay down (give up) his own life for his friends.
    14You are My friends if you keep on doing the things which I command you to do.
    15I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]
    16You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you.
    17This is what I command you: that you love one another.
    18If the world hates you, know that it hated Me before it hated you.
    19If you belonged to the world, the world would treat you with affection and would love you as its own. But because you are not of the world [no longer one with it], but I have chosen (selected) you out of the world, the world hates (detests) you.
    20Remember that I told you, A servant is not greater than his master [is not superior to him]. If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word and obeyed My teachings, they will also keep and obey yours.
    21But they will do all this to you [inflict all this suffering on you] because of [your bearing] My Name and on My account, for they do not know or understand the One Who sent Me.
    22If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin [would be blameless]; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
    23Whoever hates Me also hates My Father.
    24If I had not done (accomplished) among them the works which no one else ever did, they would not be guilty of sin. But [the fact is] now they have both seen [these works] and have hated both Me and My Father.
    25But [this is so] that the word written in their Law might be fulfilled, They hated Me without a cause.
    26But when the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) comes, Whom I will send to you from the Father, the Spirit of Truth Who comes (proceeds) from the Father, He [Himself] will testify regarding Me.
    27But you also will testify and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning.
 
John 16:All
    1I have told you all these things, so that you should not be offended (taken unawares and falter, or be caused to stumble and fall away). [I told you to keep you from being scandalized and repelled.]
    2They will put you out of (expel you from) the synagogues; but an hour is coming when whoever kills you will think and claim that he has offered service to God.
    3And they will do this because they have not known the Father or Me.
    4But I have told you these things now, so that when they occur you will remember that I told you of them. I did not say these things to you from the beginning, because I was with you.
    5But now I AM going to Him Who sent Me, yet none of you asks Me, Where are You going?
    6But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your hearts [taken complete possession of them].
    7However, I AM telling you nothing but the truth when I say it is profitable (good, expedient, advantageous) for you that I go away. Because if I do not go away, the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Advocate, Intercessor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you [into close fellowship with you]; but if I go away, I will send Him to you [to be in close fellowship with you].
    8And when He comes, He will convict and convince the world and bring demonstration to it about sin and about righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God) and about judgment:
    9About sin, because they do not believe in Me [trust in, rely on, and adhere to Me];
    10About righteousness (uprightness of heart and right standing with God), because I go to My Father, and you will see Me no longer;
    11About judgment, because the ruler (evil genius, prince) of this world [Satan] is judged and condemned and sentence already is passed upon him.
    12I have still many things to say to you, but you are not able to bear them or to take them upon you or to grasp them now.
    13But when He, the Spirit of Truth (the Truth-giving Spirit) comes, He will guide you into all the Truth (the whole, full Truth). For He will not speak His own message [on His own authority]; but He will tell whatever He hears [from the Father; He will give the message that has been given to Him], and He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come [that will happen in the future].
    14He will honor and glorify Me, because He will take of (receive, draw upon) what is Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
    15Everything that the Father has is Mine. That is what I meant when I said that He [the Spirit] will take the things that are Mine and will reveal (declare, disclose, transmit) it to you.
    16In a little while you will no longer see Me, and again after a short while you will see Me.
    17So some of His disciples questioned among themselves, What does He mean when He tells us, In a little while you will no longer see Me, and again after a short while you will see Me, and, Because I go to My Father?
    18What does He mean by a little while? We do not know or understand what He is talking about.
    19Jesus knew that they wanted to ask Him, so He said to them, Are you wondering and inquiring among yourselves what I meant when I said, In a little while you will no longer see Me, and again after a short while you will see Me?
    20I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that you shall weep and grieve, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will be turned into joy.
    21A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief (anguish, agony) because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she no longer remembers her pain (trouble, anguish) because she is so glad that a man (a child, a human being) has been born into the world.
    22So for the present you are also in sorrow (in distress and depressed); but I will see you again and [then] your hearts will rejoice, and no one can take from you your joy (gladness, delight).
    23And when that time comes, you will ask nothing of Me [you will need to ask Me no questions]. I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, that My Father will grant you whatever you ask in My Name [as presenting all that I AM].
    24Up to this time you have not asked a [single] thing in My Name [as presenting all that I AM]; but now ask and keep on asking and you will receive, so that your joy (gladness, delight) may be full and complete.
    25I have told you these things in parables (veiled language, allegories, dark sayings); the hour is now coming when I shall no longer speak to you in figures of speech, but I shall tell you about the Father in plain words and openly (without reserve).
    26At that time you will ask (pray) in My Name; and I AM not saying that I will ask the Father on your behalf [for it will be unnecessary].
    27For the Father Himself [tenderly] loves you because you have loved Me and have believed that I came out from the Father.
    28I came out from the Father and have come into the world; again, I AM leaving the world and going to the Father.
    29His disciples said, Ah, now You are speaking plainly to us and not in parables (veiled language and figures of speech)!
    30Now we know that You are acquainted with everything and have no need to be asked questions. Because of this we believe that you [really] came from God.
    31Jesus answered them, Do you now believe? [Do you believe it at last?]
    32But take notice, the hour is coming, and it has arrived, when you will all be dispersed and scattered, every man to his own home, leaving Me alone. Yet I AM not alone, because the Father is with Me.
    33I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have [perfect] peace and confidence. In the world you have tribulation and trials and distress and frustration; but be of good cheer [take courage; be confident, certain, undaunted]! For I have overcome the world. [I have deprived it of power to harm you and have conquered it for you.]
 
Mark 6:30-44
    30The apostles [sent out as missionaries] came back and gathered together to Jesus, and told Him all that they had done and taught.
    31And He said to them, [As for you] come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while--for many were [continually] coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat.
    32And they went away in a boat to a solitary place by themselves.
    33Now many [people] saw them going and recognized them, and they ran there on foot from all the surrounding towns, and they got there ahead [of those in the boat].
    34As Jesus landed, He saw a great crowd waiting, and He was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and He began to teach them many things.
    35And when the day was already far gone, His disciples came to Him and said, This is a desolate and isolated place, and the hour is now late.
    36Send the crowds away to go into the country and villages round about and buy themselves something to eat.
    37But He replied to them, Give them something to eat yourselves. And they said to Him, Shall we go and buy 200 denarii [about forty dollars] worth of bread and give it to them to eat?
    38And He said to them, How many loaves do you have? Go and see. And when they [had looked and] knew, they said, Five [loaves] and two fish.
    39Then He commanded the people all to recline on the green grass by companies.
    40So they threw themselves down in ranks of hundreds and fifties [with the regularity of an arrangement of beds of herbs, looking like so many garden plots].
    41And taking the five loaves and two fish, He looked up to heaven and, praising God, gave thanks and broke the loaves and kept on giving them to the disciples to set before the people; and He [also] divided the two fish among [them] all.
    42And they all ate and were satisfied.
    43And they took up twelve [small hand] baskets full of broken pieces [from the loaves] and of the fish.
    44And those who ate the loaves were 5,000 men.
 
Luke 7:36-50
    36One of the Pharisees asked Jesus to dine with him, and He went into the Pharisee's house and reclined at table.
    37And behold, a woman of the town who was an especially wicked sinner, when she learned that He was reclining at table in the Pharisee's house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment (perfume).
    38And standing behind Him at His feet weeping, she began to wet His feet with [her] tears; and she wiped them with the hair of her head and kissed His feet [affectionately] and anointed them with the ointment (perfume).
    39Now when the Pharisee who had invited Him saw it, he said to himself, If this Man were a prophet, He would surely know who and what sort of woman this is who is touching Him--for she is a notorious sinner (a social outcast, devoted to sin).
    40And Jesus, replying, said to him, Simon, I have something to say to you. And he answered, Teacher, say it.
    41A certain lender of money [at interest] had two debtors: one owed him five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.
    42When they had no means of paying, he freely forgave them both. Now which of them will love him more?
    43Simon answered, The one, I take it, for whom he forgave and cancelled more. And Jesus said to him, You have decided correctly.
    44Then turning toward the woman, He said to Simon, Do you see this woman? When I came into your house, you gave Me no water for My feet, but she has wet My feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair.
    45You gave Me no kiss, but she from the moment I came in has not ceased [intermittently] to kiss My feet tenderly and caressingly.
    46You did not anoint My head with [cheap, ordinary] oil, but she has anointed My feet with [costly, rare] perfume.
    47Therefore I tell you, her sins, many [as they are], are forgiven her--because she has loved much. But he who is forgiven little loves little.
    48And He said to her, Your sins are forgiven!
    49Then those who were at table with Him began to say among themselves, Who is this Who even forgives sins?
    50But Jesus said to the woman, Your faith has saved you; go (enter) into peace [in freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin].
 
Luke 8:40-55
    40Now when Jesus came back [to Galilee], the crowd received and welcomed Him gladly, for they were all waiting and looking for Him.
    41And there came a man named Jairus, who had [for a long time] been a director of the synagogue; and falling at the feet of Jesus, he begged Him to come to his house,
    42For he had an only daughter, about twelve years of age, and she was dying. As [Jesus] went, the people pressed together around Him [almost suffocating Him].
    43And a woman who had suffered from a flow of blood for twelve years and had spent all her living upon physicians, and could not be healed by anyone,
    44Came up behind Him and touched the fringe of His garment, and immediately her flow of blood ceased.
    45And Jesus said, Who is it who touched Me? When all were denying it, Peter and those who were with him said, Master, the multitudes surround You and press You on every side!
    46But Jesus said, Someone did touch Me; for I perceived that [healing] power has gone forth from Me.
    47And when the woman saw that she had not escaped notice, she came up trembling, and, falling down before Him, she declared in the presence of all the people for what reason she had touched Him and how she had been instantly cured.
    48And He said to her, Daughter, your faith (your confidence and trust in Me) has made you well! Go (enter) into peace (untroubled, undisturbed well-being).
    49While He was still speaking, a man from the house of the director of the synagogue came and said [to Jairus], Your daughter is dead; do not weary and trouble the Teacher any further.
    50But Jesus, on hearing this, answered him, Do not be seized with alarm or struck with fear; simply believe [in Me as able to do this], and she shall be made well.
    51And when He came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him except Peter and John and James, and the girl's father and mother.
    52And all were weeping for and bewailing her; but He said, Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.
    53And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing full well that she was dead.
    54And grasping her hand, He called, saying, Child, arise [from the sleep of death]!
    55And her spirit returned [from death], and she arose immediately; and He directed that she should be given something to eat.
 
Luke 19:28-40
    28And after saying these things, Jesus went on ahead of them, going up to Jerusalem.
    29When He came near Bethphage and Bethany at the mount called [the Mount of] Olives, He sent two of His disciples,
    30Telling [them], Go into the village yonder; there, as you go in, you will find a donkey's colt tied, on which no man has ever yet sat. Loose it and bring [it here].
    31If anybody asks you, Why are you untying [it]? you shall say this: Because the Lord has need of it.
    32So those who were sent went away and found it [just] as He had told them.
    33And as they were loosening the colt, its owners said to them, Why are you untying the colt?
    34And they said, The Lord has need of it.
    35And they brought it to Jesus; then they threw their garments over the colt and set Jesus upon it.
    36And as He rode along, the people kept spreading their garments on the road. [II Kings 9:13.]
    37As He was approaching [the city], at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole crowd of the disciples began to rejoice and to praise God [extolling Him exultantly and] loudly for all the mighty miracles and works of power that they had witnessed,
    38Crying, Blessed (celebrated with praises) is the King Who comes in the Name of the Lord! Peace in heaven [freedom there from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin] and glory (majesty and splendor) in the highest [heaven]!
    39And some of the Pharisees from the throng said to Jesus, Teacher, reprove Your disciples!
    40He replied, I tell you that if these keep silent, the very stones will cry out.
 
Luke 24:36
    36Now while they were talking about this [after Jesus’ crucifixion], Jesus Himself took His stand among them and said to them, Peace ( freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin) be to you!
 
John 8:30-32
    30As He said these things, many believed in Him [trusted, relied on, and adhered to Him].
    31So Jesus said to those Jews who had believed in Him, If you abide in My word [hold fast to My teachings and live in accordance with them], you are truly My disciples.
    32And you will know the Truth, and the Truth will set you free.
 
John 20:21
    21Then Jesus said to them again, Peace to you! [Just] as the Father has sent Me forth, so I AM sending you.
 
John 20:26
    26Eight days later His disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, though they were behind closed doors, and stood among them and said, Peace to you!


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God, Who names Himself your Father, assures:

Isaiah 54:17
    17But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.

Judges 6:23
    23The Lord said to him, Peace be to you, do not fear; you shall not die.
 
Isaiah 32:15-17
    15Until the Spirit is poured upon us from on high, and the wilderness becomes a fruitful field, and the fruitful field is valued as a forest.
    16Then justice will dwell in the wilderness, and righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation) will abide in the fruitful field.
    17And the effect of righteousness will be peace [internal and external], and the result of righteousness will be quietness and confident trust forever.
 
Isaiah 32:18
    18My people shall dwell in a peaceable habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting-places.
 
Isaiah 48:22
    22There is no peace, says the Lord, for the wicked.
 
Isaiah 54: 10
    10For though the mountains should depart and the hills be shaken or removed, yet My love and kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall My covenant of peace and completeness be removed, says the Lord, Who has compassion on you.
 
Isaiah 55:12-13
    12For you shall go out [from the spiritual exile caused by sin into the homeland] with joy and be led forth [by your Leader, the Lord Himself, and His Word] with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
    13Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree; and it shall be to the Lord for a name of renown, for an everlasting sign [of jubilant exaltation] and memorial [to His praise], which shall not be cut off.
 
Isaiah 57:18-19
    18I have seen his [willful] ways, but I will heal him; I will lead him also and will recompense him and restore comfort to him and to those who mourn for him.
    19Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near! says the Lord; I create the fruit of his lips, and I will heal him [make his lips blossom anew with speech in thankful praise].
 
Jeremiah 29:11
    11For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
 
Ezekiel 34:15
    15I will feed My sheep and I will cause them to lie down [to rest], says the Lord God.
 
Ezekiel 37:26-27
    26I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them, and I will give blessings to them and multiply them and will set My sanctuary in the midst of them forevermore.
    27My tabernacle or dwelling place also shall be with them; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
 
Haggai 2:6-9
    6For thus says the Lord of hosts: Yet once more, in a little while, I will shake and make tremble the [starry] heavens, the earth, the sea, and the dry land;
    7And I will shake all nations and the desire and the precious things of all nations shall come in, and I will fill this house with splendor, says the Lord of hosts.
    8The silver is Mine and the gold is Mine, says the Lord of hosts.
    9The latter glory of this house shall be greater than the former, says the Lord of hosts; and in this place will I give peace and prosperity, says the Lord of hosts.
 
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Psalmists wrote about the peace offered by Father God:
 
Psalm 4:3-8
    3But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and given distinction to] him who is godly [the man of loving-kindness]. The Lord listens and heeds when I call to Him.
    4Be angry [or stand in awe] and sin not; commune with your own hearts upon your beds and be silent (sorry for the things you say in your hearts). Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!
    5Offer just and right sacrifices; trust (lean on and be confident) in the Lord.
    6Many say, Oh, that we might see some good! Lift up the light of Your countenance upon us, O Lord.
    7You have put more joy and rejoicing in my heart than [they know] when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.
    8In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.
 
Psalm 29:All
    1Ascribe to the Lord, O sons of the mighty, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
    2Give to the Lord the glory due to His Name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness or in holy array.
    3The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of glory thunders; the Lord is upon many (great) waters.
    4The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
    5The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars; yes, the Lord breaks in pieces the cedars of Lebanon.
    6He makes them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion (Mount Hermon) like a young, wild ox.
    7The voice of the Lord splits and flashes forth forked lightning.
    8The voice of the Lord makes the wilderness tremble; the Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
    9The voice of the Lord makes the hinds bring forth their young, and His voice strips bare the forests, while in His temple everyone is saying, Glory!
    10The Lord sat as King over the deluge; the Lord [still] sits as King [and] forever!
    11The Lord will give [unyielding and impenetrable] strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
 
Psalm 37:3-11
    3Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.
    4Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He will give you the desires and secret petitions of your heart.
    5Commit your way to the Lord [roll and repose each care of your load on Him]; trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) also in Him and He will bring it to pass.
    6And He will make your uprightness and right standing with God go forth as the light, and your justice and right as [the shining sun of] the noonday.
    7Be still and rest in the Lord; wait for Him and patiently lean yourself upon Him; fret not yourself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
    8Cease from anger and forsake wrath; fret not yourself--it tends only to evildoing.
    9For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait and hope and look for the Lord [in the end] shall inherit the earth.
    10For yet a little while, and the evildoers will be no more; though you look with care where they used to be, they will not be found.
    11But the meek [in the end] shall inherit the earth and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.