We crave it. We want more of it. But, we have no idea how to make that a reality in the midst of our current chaos or challenging circumstances. As a wife, momma and brain cancer caregiver, I am right there with you. My spirit aches for peace, especially in the midst of this hard season, but oftentimes, I have no earthly idea where to even begin to bring it to fruition. Have you turned to the Scriptures for caregiver peace?
What does having peace look like or feel like to you?
Is it the absence of conflict? Is it something that happens only when the kids are sleeping? Or is it just an indescribable feeling that you know is peace when you have it?
We struggle with this because we try to create the peace we crave. But, in reality, TRUE PEACE cannot be found in a place or another person. It can only be found in THE ONE TRUE Prince of Peace.
As human mommas and caregivers, we are trying so hard to manufacture peace in our homes, in our hearts, and in our circumstances, but then we end up disappointed when its short lived and painfully unsatisfying and unsettling.
We try to successfully check off all the right the boxes, we do all the “things…;” yet, our spirits still moan and ache for something more?
Radical Peace that Makes No Sense
May I suggest to you sweet sister that we are looking in all the wrong places for this indescribable feeling of peacefulness, calmness and assurance. We are trying to strive for and give ourselves something that God never intended for us to be able to give ourselves.
God’s Word is full of beautiful scripture verses that discuss this kind of peace…this radical, unexplainable peace that makes no sense to us except for the fact that we know WE WANT IT AND NEED MORE OF IT!
Can I get an “AMEN” friends?
This is by no means an exhaustive list of scripture verses on peace but it’s a great place to start as you journey in tandem with Christ towards a more peaceful existence found in him alone.
13 Scriptures for Caregiver Peace
Isaiah 54:10: “Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you” (NIV).
Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (NIV).
John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (NIV).
John 14:27: “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” (NIV).
2 Thessalonians 3:16: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you” (NIV).
Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (NIV).
Ephesians 6: 13-15: “Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life” (MSG).
Numbers 6:24-26: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace”(NIV).
Isaiah 26:3: “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you” (NIV).
Psalm 4:8: “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety” (NIV).
Colossians 3:15: “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful” (NIV).
Romans 8:6: “The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace” (NIV).
Psalm 29:11: “The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace” (NIV).
My Prayer for You (and Me):
Heavenly Father, our hearts are troubled. Our spirits are unsettled by all that is going on around us and in our lives. Father, our circumstances feel hard; too much for us to bare alone. The noise of the chaos circling around us is deafening. I ask that you overwhelm our spirits with your precious peace…the radical peace that cannot be explained; the kind of peace that leaves our lips speechless. Our hearts crave the peace we read about in Scripture. Father God, bring this peace to life in our lives. When our spirits struggle Lord, slow us down, quiet our racing thoughts and draw us closer to you, where we can rest our weary souls and find solace in the Prince of Peace. Amen.
I would love to know what are some of your favorite verses that bring your spirit peace and comfort?