Peace That Passes Understanding

This guest post is by Dr. Bob Kellemen of RPM ministries. Bob is the executive director of the Biblical Counseling Coalition. His post continues the cancer series that Bob Smith (It Might Be Cancer. Now What?) and I (Addendum to “It Might Be Cancer”) wrote about earlier . Enjoy.

When life is in turmoil, what passages do you read and reflect on to find the peace of God and to experience the God of peace?

Over the past two months, I’ve face life’s turmoil ever since I heard those words that no one likes to hear from their doctor. “We’re going to need to do some tests.”

I’m pleased and thankful to share that, after weeks of feeling like a human pin-cushion, my doctor has finally given me a clean bill of health. But it was, to be frank, a scary few weeks.

We’re all different, so we all turn to different biblical passages to “fear not.” The following list contains the passages I turned to and meditated on repeatedly. For the words of each passage, feel free to read and/or download Scriptures to Meditate on for God’s Peace.

  • Genesis 1:2
  • Genesis 45:4-7
  • Genesis 50:20
  • Deuteronomy 31:6
  • Joshua 1:6-9
  • Psalm 23:4
  • Psalm 27:1
  • Psalm 46:1-2
  • Psalm 46:10
  • Psalm 95:1-5
  • Isaiah 26:3-4
  • Isaiah 40:10-11
  • Isaiah 40:28-31
  • Isaiah 41:10, 13
  • Isaiah 43:1-2
  • Matthew 6:9-13
  • Matthew 10:29-31
  • Luke 15:20-24
  • John 14:1
  • John 16:33
  • Romans 8:14-18
  • Romans 8:23-28
  • Romans 8:31-39
  • 1 Corinthians 9:24-27
  • 1 Corinthians 15:20-23
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
  • Galatians 2:20
  • Ephesians 1:18-20
  • Ephesians 3:16-21
  • Ephesians 6:10-18
  • Philippians 1:20-24
  • Philippians 3:7-14
  • Philippians 4:6-8
  • Colossians 1:29
  • 2 Timothy 1:6-7
  • Hebrews 2:14-18
  • Hebrews 4:14-16
  • Hebrews 10:19-23
  • Hebrews 11:24-27
  • Hebrews 12:1-3
  • Hebrews 13:5-6
  • 1 Peter 5:5-10
  • 1 John 4:16-18
  • Revelation 7:16-17
  • Revelation 21:1-7

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What passages do you turn to in order to find peace that passes understanding?

Originally posted at http://www.rpmministries.org/2011/04/peace-that-passes-understanding/. If you would like to learn more about Dr. Bob Kellemen’s ministry, please visit RPMMinistries.org.

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