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Like a chain which depends upon its weakest link, if God's Word is not absolutely and completely true, it is too weak a cable to fix our anchorage and guarantee our eternal peace.

    Author: A.B. Simpson
    Topics: Scripture

So long as we are occupied with any other object than God Himself, there will be neither rest for the heart nor peace for the mind. But when we receive all that enters our lives as from His hand, then, no matter what may be our circumstances or surroundings--whether in a hovel or prison-dungeon, or at a martyr's stake--we shall be enabled to say, " The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places" (Ps. 16:6). But that is the language of faith, not of sight nor of sense.

    Author: A.W. Pink
    Topics: Faith

The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed. Think whether much of your sorrow has not arisen from someone speaking slightingly of you. As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal, how can you hope to find inward peace.

    Author: A.W. Tozer
    Topics: Self-love

When principles that run against your deepest convictions begin to win the day, then battle is your calling, and peace has become sin; you must, at the price of dearest peace, lay your convictions bare before friend and enemy, with all the fire of your faith.

    Author: Abraham Kuyper
    Topics: Obedience

Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.

    Author: Albert Schweitzer
    Topics: Compassion, Peace

True faith, by a mighty effort of the will, fixes its gaze on our Divine Helper, and there finds it possible and wise to lose its fears. It is madness to say, "I will not be afraid;" it is wisdom and peace to say, "I will trust and not be afraid."

    Author: Alexander MacLaren
    Topics: Faith

You do not really care for God's mercy or His comfort either, so long as you live in any sin. And it is well that you do not; for you can have neither. Your peace will be like a river, when you put away your sin; but not one word of true peace, not one drop of true comfort, can you have till then.

    Author: Alexander Whyte
    Topics: SIn, Mercy, Comfort

To risk reputation and affection for the truth's sake is so demanding that to do it constantly you will need a degree of moral principle that only the Spirit of God can work in you. Do not turn your back like a coward, but play the man. Follow boldly in your Master's steps, for He has made this rough journey before you. Better a brief warfare and eternal rest than false peace and everlasting torment.

    Author: Alistair Begg
    Topics: Morality

If I am perturbed by the reproach and misunderstanding that may follow action taken for the good of souls for whom I must give account; if I cannot commit the matter and go on in peace and in silence, remembering Gethsemane and the cross, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Peace, The Cross, Commitment

If I am content to heal a hurt slightly, saying "Peace, peace," where is no peace; if I forget the poignant word "Let love be without dissimulation" and blunt the edge of truth, speaking not right things but smooth things, then I know nothing of Calvary love.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Peace, Healing, Hurt

Blessed are the single-hearted, for they shall enjoy much peace... If you refuse to be hurried and pressed, if you stay your soul on God, nothing can keep you from that clearness of spirit which is life and peace. In that stillness you know what His will is.

    Author: Amy Carmichael
    Topics: Peace

Our peace and confidence are to be found not in our empirical holiness, not in our progress toward perfection, but in the alien righteousness of Jesus Christ that covers our sinfulness and alone makes us acceptable before a holy God.
- Donald Bloesch

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Atonement, Righteousness

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
- Patrick Henry

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Perseverance, Liberty

We have mistaken the nature of poverty, and thought it was economic poverty. No, it is poverty of soul, deprivation of God's recreating, loving peace.
- Thomas Kelly

    Author: Assorted Authors
    Topics: Peace

The purpose of all wars, is peace.

    Author: Augustine
    Topics: Peace, War

Riches have never yet given anybody either peace or rest.

    Author: Billy Sunday
    Topics: Wealth

God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.

    Author: C.S. Lewis
    Topics: Happiness, Peace

Peace comes when there is no cloud between us and God. Peace is the consequence of forgiveness, God's removal of that which obscures His face and so breaks union with Him.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Peace

The happy sequence culminating in fellowship with God is penitence, pardon, and peace -- the first we offer, the second we accept, and the third we inherit.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Peace, Fellowship

To be able to look into God's face, and know with the knowledge of faith that there is nothing between the soul and Him, is to experience the fullest peace the soul can know. Whatever else pardon may be, it is above all things admission into full fellowship with God.

    Author: Charles H. Brent
    Topics: Faith, Forgiveness, Fellowship

Doubt discovers difficulties which it never solves; it creates hesitancy, despondency, despair. Its progress is the decay of comfort, the death of peace. "Believe!" is the word which speaks life into a man, but doubt nails down his coffin.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Sermons, 35.455.
    Topics: Doubt

Great thoughts of your sin alone will drive you to despair; but great thoughts of Christ will pilot you into the haven of peace.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Morning and Evening, Evening, March 27.
    Topics: Peace

I find myself frequently depressed - perhaps more so than any other person here. And I find no better cure for that depression than to trust in the Lord with all my heart, and seek to realize afresh the power of the peace-speaking blood of Jesus, and His infinite love in dying upon the cross to put away all my transgressions.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Depression, Trust

It is not my aim to introduce doubts and fears into your mind; no, but I do hope self-examination may help to drive them away. It is not security, but false security, which we would kill; not confidence, but false confidence, which we would overthrow; not peace, but false peace, which we would destroy.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Source: Morning and Evening, Evening - December 18, 2000
    Topics: Doubt, Fear

Prayer girds human weakness with divine strength, turns human folly into heavenly wisdom, and gives to troubled mortals the peace of God. We know not what prayer can do.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Prayer, Peace

Sometimes we are inclined to think that a very great portion of modern revivalism has been more a curse than a blessing, because it has led thousands to a kind of peace before they have know their misery; restoring the prodigal to the Father's house, and never making him say, "Father, I have sinned"

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Revival

Yet, surely, there must be some who will fling aside the (cowardly) love of peace, and speak out for our Lord, and for His truth. A craven spirit is upon man, and their tongues are paralyzed. Oh, for an outburst of true faith and holy zeal.

    Author: Charles Spurgeon
    Topics: Truth, Zeal

Hark the herald angels sing, "Glory to the new-born king." Peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!

    Author: Charles Wesley
    Topics: Christmas

As the saints of God meet together Jesus still manifests Himself. And seeing Him, there comes to us a new joy and peace, a new sense of the purpose and worthfulness of life. Seeing Him there comes to us a new power for battle and for conquest.

    Author: Clovis G. Chappell
    Topics: Joy, Peace, Power

When the believer is faced with a decision regarding a questionable matter, he should never proceed unless he has complete peace about it. If there is nothing wrong with it, then God is able to give complete peace.

    Author: Curtis Hutson
    Topics: Choices, Peace

Joy is love exalted; peace is love in repose; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in school; and temperance is love in training.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Virtue

A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Peace

There cannot be any peace where there is uncertainty.

    Author: D.L. Moody
    Topics: Peace

When our lives are filled with peace, faith and joy, people will want to know what we have.

    Author: David Jeremiah
    Topics: Examples, Holiness, Joy

As we pour out our bitterness, God pours in his peace.

    Author: F.B. Meyer
    Topics: Prayer, Peace, Bitterness

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

    Author: Francis de Sales
    Topics: Perseverance

Our first place of victory [over fear] is in believing the truth concerning our relationship with God. Paul tells us that, "having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Rom 5:1). We reject the lie that insists God is our enemy. We come to believe He is our Helper in the healing of our souls!

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Fear, Believing

Satan's arsenal consists of such things as fear, worry, doubt, and self-pity. Every one of these weapons robs us of peace and leaves us troubled inside. Do you want to discern where the enemy is coming against you? In the network of your relationships, wherever you do not have peace, you have war. Conversely, wherever you have victory, you have peace. When Satan hurls his darts against you, the more peace you have during adversity, the more truly you are walking in Christ's victory.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Satan, Discernment

To win the war against fear, we must know the true God as He is revealed in the Bible. He works to give us lasting peace. He receives joy, not from condemning us but in rescuing us from the devil. Yes, the Lord will bring conviction to our hearts concerning sin, but it is so He can deliver us from sin's power and consequences. In its place, the Lord works to establish healing, forgiveness and peace.

    Author: Francis Frangipane
    Topics: Fear, Peace, Conviction

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love.

    Author: Francis of Assisi
    Topics: Peace, Hatred, Love

While you are proclaiming peace with your lips, be careful to have it even more fully in your heart.

    Author: Francis of Assisi
    Topics: Peace, Examples, The Heart

Humanism, man beginning only from himself, had destroyed the old basis of values, and could find no way to generate with certainty any new values. In the resulting vacuum the impoverished values of personal peace and affluence had come to stand supreme.

    Author: Francis Schaeffer
    Topics: Humanism

Peace does not dwell in outward things, but within the soul; we may preserve it in the midst of the bitterest pain, if our will remains firm and submissive. Peace in this life springs from acquiescence to, not in an exemption from, suffering.

    Author: Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Peace

Resign every forbidden joy; restrain every wish that is not referred to God's will; banish all eager desires, all anxiety; desire only the will of God; seek him alone and supremely, and you will find peace.

    Author: Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Peace

Speak, move, act in peace, as if you were in prayer. In truth, this is prayer.

    Author: Francois Fenelon
    Topics: Peace, Prayer

Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.

    Author: Frederick Buechner
    Topics: Compassion, Peace

Your life and my life flow into each other as wave flows into wave, and unless there is peace and joy and freedom for you, there can be no real peace or joy or freedom for me. To see reality--not as we expect it to be but as it is--is to see that unless we live for each other and in and through each other, we do not really live very satisfactorily; that there can really be life only where there really is, in just this sense, love.

    Author: Frederick Buechner
    Source: The Magnificent Defeat
    Topics: Life, Love, Relationships

Commerce tends to wear off those prejudices which maintain destruction and animosity between nations. It softens and polishes the manners of men. It unites them by one of the strongest of all ties-the desire of supplying their mutual wants. It disposes them to peace by establishing in every state an order of citizens bound by their interest to be the guardians of public tranquillity.

    Author: Frederick W. Robertson
    Topics: Finances

Is the peace of God in the soul disturbed by things down here? No, never! If waters break in stormy currents against a rock, the rock is unmoved; it is only the waters that are disturbed.

    Author: G.V. Wigram
    Topics: Peace

War makes thieves and peace hangs them.

    Author: George Herbert
    Topics: War

Faith has nothing to do with feelings or with impressions, with improbabilities or with outward experiences. If we desire to couple such things with faith, then we are no longer resting on the Word of God, because faith needs nothing of the kind. Faith rests on the naked Word of God. When we take Him at His Word, the heart is at peace.

    Author: George Mueller
    Topics: Faith, Feelings

If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known, that we are at all times ready for War.

    Author: George Washington
    Topics: Peace, War, Prosperity

Observe good faith and justice toward all nations. Cultivate peace and harmony with all.

    Author: George Washington
    Topics: Peace

To be prepared for war is one of the most effective means of preserving peace.

    Author: George Washington
    Topics: War, Peace

But he is unworthy the name of a minister of the gospel of peace, who is unwilling, not only to have his name cast out as evil, but also to die for the truths of the Lord Jesus.

    Author: George Whitefield
    Topics: Obedience

Since trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs; since life's best joys consist in peace and ease, and few can save or serve, but all may please: let the ungentle spirit learn from thence, a small unkindness is a great offense.

    Author: Hannah More
    Topics: Life, Joy

In the secret of God's tabernacle no enemy can find us, and no troubles can reach us. The pride of man and the strife of tongues find no entrance into the pavilion of God. The secret of his presence is a more secure refuge than a thousand Gibraltars. I do not mean that no trials come. They may come in abundance, but they cannot penetrate into the sanctuary of the soul, and we may dwell in perfect peace even in the midst of life fiercest storms.

    Author: Hannah Whitall Smith
    Topics: Trials, Peace

I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace.

    Author: Helen Keller
    Topics: Peace

The Christian needs to walk in peace, so no matter what happens they will be able to bear witness to a watching world.

    Author: Henry Blackaby
    Topics: Christians, Peace, Witnessing

We hear much of love to God; Christ spoke much of love to man. We make a great deal of peace with heaven; Christ spoke much of peace on earth.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: The Greatest Thing in the World.
    Topics: Love, Peace

A man will often have to wrestle with his God--but not for growth. The Christian life is a composed life. The Gospel is Peace. Yet the most anxious people in the world are Christians--Christians who misunderstand the nature of growth. Life is a perpetual self-condemning because they are not growing.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Natural Law, Growth, p. 139.
    Topics: Growth

Great trials come at lengthened intervals, and we rise to breast them; but it is the petty friction of our everyday life with one another, the jar of business or of work, the discord of the domestic circle, the collapse of our ambition, the crossing of our will or the taking down of our conceit, which makes inward peace impossible.

    Author: Henry Drummond
    Source: Pax Vobiscum, p. 28.
    Topics: Trials

"The Lord is my shepherd," is on Sunday, is on Monday, and is through every day of the week; is in January, is in December, and every month of the year; is at home, and is in China; is in peace, and, is in war; in abundance, and in penury.

    Author: Hudson Taylor
    Topics: Faith

Never let us be guilty of sacrificing any portion of truth on the altar of peace.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Topics: Truth, Peace

To maintain pure truth in the church, we should be ready to make any sacrifice, to hazard peace, to risk dissention and run the chance of division.

    Author: J.C. Ryle
    Topics: Truth

The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity--hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory--because at the Father's will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross.

    Author: J.I. Packer
    Topics: Christmas

The reward that outdoes all others is the peace of knowing that you did right.

    Author: Jack Hyles
    Topics: Peace, Rewards, Integrity

Happiness without peace is temporal; peace along with happiness is eternal.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Happiness, Peace

Ye do well to remember that habitual affectionate communion with God, asking Him for all good which is needed, praising Him for all that is received, and trusting Him for future supplies, prevents anxious cares, inspires peace, calmness and composure, and furnishes a delight surpassing all finite comprehension.

    Author: James H. Aughey
    Topics: Faith, Prayer

A pure mind in a chaste body is the mother of wisdom and deliberation; sober counsels and ingenuous actions; open deportment and sweet carriage; sincere principles and unprejudiced understanding; love of God and self-denial; peace and confidence; holy prayers and spiritual comfort; and a pleasure of spirit infinitely greater than the sottish pleasure of unchastity.

    Author: Jeremy Taylor
    Topics: Holiness, Wisdom, Comfort

When the world smiles upon us, and we have got a warm nest, how do we prophesy of rest and peace in those acquisitions, thinking with good Baruch, great things for ourselves, but Providence by a particular or general calamity overturns our plans (Jer. 45:4,5), and all this to turn our hearts from the creature to God.

    Author: John Flavel
    Topics: Life

What! At peace with the Father, and at war with His Children? It cannot be.

    Author: John Flavel
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Peace, War

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.

    Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
    Topics: Peace

Oh, brother man, fold to thy heart thy brother; where pity dwells, the peace of God is there.

    Author: John Greenleaf Whittier
    Topics: Peace

The absence of strife does not necessarily indicate the presence of peace.

    Author: John Hagee
    Topics: Peace

Some people seem to be at peace--but in fact they're just resting up between fights.

    Author: John Hagee
    Topics: Peace

What can this world offer comparable with that insight into spiritual things, that keen faith, that heavenly peace, that high sanctity, that everlasting righteousness, that hope of glory, which they have, who in sincerity love and follow our Lord Jesus Christ?

    Author: John Henry Newman
    Topics: Contentment

See in the meantime that your faith brings forth obedience, and God in due time will cause it to bring forth peace.

    Author: John Owen
    Topics: Faith, Obedience, Peace

We cannot enjoy peace in this world unless we are ready to yield to the will of God in respect of death. Our times are in His hand, at His sovereign disposal. We must accept that as best.

    Author: John Owen
    Source: Meditation on the Glory of Christ, 1684, Preface.
    Topics: Peace, Death

A Methodist (Christian) is one who loves the Lord his God with all his heart, with all his soul, with all his mind, and with all his strength. God is the joy of his heart, and the desire of his soul, which is continually crying, 'Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth whom I desire besides thee.' My God and my all! 'Thou art the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.' He is therefore happy in God; yea, always happy, as having in him a well of water springing up unto everlasting life, and over-flowing his soul with peace and joy. Perfect love living now cast out fear, he rejoices evermore. Yea, his joy is full, and all his bones cry out, 'Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who, according to his abundant mercy, hath begotten me again unto a living hope of an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled, reserved in heaven for me.

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Christians, Faithful

Oh that God would give me the thing which I long for! That before I go hence and am no more seen, I may see a people wholly devoted to God, crucified to the world, and the world crucified to them. A people truly given up to God in body, soul and substance! How cheerfully would I then say, 'Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.'

    Author: John Wesley
    Topics: Surrender

The godly man contrarily is afraid of nothing; not of God, because he knows Him his best friend, and will not hurt him; not of Satan, because he cannot hurt him; not of afflictions, because he knows they come from a loving God, and end in his good; not of the creatures, since "the very stones in the field are in league with Him;" not of himself, since his conscience is at peace.

    Author: Joseph Hall
    Topics: Godliness, Fear

If you're missing joy and peace, you're not trusting God.

    Author: Joyce Meyer
    Topics: Joy, Peace, Trust

Few things accelerate the peace process as much as humbly admitting our own wrongdoing and asking forgiveness.

    Author: Lee Strobel
    Topics: Confession

God causes us to promise in time of peace what He exacts from us in time of war; He enables us to make our abandonments in joy, but He requires the fulfilment of them in the midst of much bitterness.

    Author: Madame Guyon
    Topics: Perseverance, Bitterness, Peace

Self-seeking is the gate by which a soul departs from peace; and total abandonment to the will of God, that by which it returns.

    Author: Madame Guyon
    Topics: Peace

Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Peace, Truth

Peace is more important than all justice; and peace was not made for the sake of justice, but justice for the sake of peace.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Peace, Justice

I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Love

It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: War, Sacrifice

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Peace, Goals

The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: Justice, Discipline

We must concentrate not merely on the negative expulsion of war but the postive affirmation of peace.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: War

The way to preserve the peace of the church is to preserve its purity.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Peace, Purity

Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Peace

Christ died He left a will in which He gave His soul to His Father, His body to Joseph of Arimathea, His clothes to the soldiers, and His mother to John. But to His disciples, who had left all to follow Him, He left not silver or gold, but something far better - His PEACE!

    Author: Matthew Henry
    Topics: Peace

Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. To these I commit my day.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Obedience, Self-confidence

After a hard day scrambling to find your way around in the world, it's assuring to come home to a place you know. God can be equally familiar to you. With time you can learn where to go for nourishment, where to hide for protection , where to turn for guidance. Just as your earthly house is a place of refuge, so God's house is a place of peace.

    Author: Max Lucado
    Topics: Prayer

Only in the Cross of Christ will we receive power when we are powerless. We will find strength when we are weak. We will experience hope when our situation is hopeless. Only in the Cross is there peace for our troubled hearts.

    Author: Michael Youssef
    Topics: The Cross, Power

In the midst of the awesomeness, a touch comes, and you know it is the right hand of Jesus Christ. You know it is not the hand of restraint, correction, nor chastisement, but the right hand of the Everlasting Father. Whenever His hand is laid upon you, it gives inexpressible peace and comfort, and the sense that "underneath are the everlasting arms," (Deuteronomy 33:27) full of support, provision, comfort and strength.

    Author: Oswald Chambers
    Topics: Peace, Comfort, Chastisement

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I am so glad God will never allow a man to go comfortably and peacefully to eternal death. He never allows any man to be lost until He has done His best to save him.

    Author: Clovis G. Chappell
    Topics: Death

Let us cherish these sentiments, and extend this influence still more widely; in the full conviction, that that is the happiest society which partakes in the highest degree of the mild and peaceful spirit of Christianity.

    Author: Daniel Webster
    Topics: Christianity

The incentive to peacemaking is love, but it degenerates into appeasement whenever justice is ignored. To forgive and to ask for forgiveness are both costly exercises. All authentic Christian peacemaking exhibits the love and justice - and so the pain - of the cross.

    Author: John Stott
    Topics: Justice, The Cross

The highest gift and favor of God is a pious, kind, godly, and domestic wife, with whom thou mayest live peaceably, and to whom thou mayest intrust all thy possessions, yea, thy body and thy life.

    Author: Martin Luther
    Topics: Family, Piety

The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows.

    Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Topics: War

The married man is like the bee that fixes his hive, augments the world, benefits the republic, and by a daily diligence, without wronging any, profits all; but he who contemns wedlock, like a wasp, wanders an offence to the world, lives upon spoil and rapine, disturbs peace, steals sweets that are none of his own, and, by robbing the hives of others, meets misery as his due reward.

    Author: Owen Feltham
    Topics: Marriage, Diligence

Because of the empty tomb, we have peace. Because of His resurrection, we can have peace during even the most troubling of times because we know He is in control of all that happens in the world.

    Author: Paul Chappell
    Topics: Peace, Resurrection

I have pain; but I have peace, I have peace.

    Author: Richard Baxter
    Topics: Peace

Philosophy is a proud, sullen detector of the poverty and misery of man. It may turn him from the world with a proud, sturdy contempt; but it cannot come forward and say, here are rest, grace, pardon, peace, strength, and consolation.

    Author: Richard Cecil
    Topics: Philosophy

A Christian may for many days together see neither sun nor star, neither light in God's countenance, nor light in his own heart, though even at that time God darts some beams through those clouds upon the soul; the soul again by a spirit of faith sees some light through those thickest clouds, enough to keep it from utter despair, though not to settle it in peace. In this dark condition, if they do as Paul and his company did, cast an anchor even in the dark night of temptation, and pray still for day, God will appear, and all shall clear up, we shall see light without and light within; the day-star will arise in their hearts.

    Author: Richard Sibbes
    Topics: Light

It is not worrying, but rather trusting and abiding in the peace of God that will crush anything that Satan tries to do to us. If the Lord created the world out of chaos, He can easily deal with any problem that we have.

    Author: Rick Joyner
    Topics: Worry, Trust

If thou wouldst find much favor and peace with God and man, be very low in thine own eyes. Forgive thyself little and others much.

    Author: Robert Leighton
    Topics: Humility

Affliction shows the power of Christ's blood, when it gives peace in an hour of trouble, when it can make happy in sickness, poverty, persecution and death. Do not be surprised if you suffer, but glorify God.

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
    Source: Comfort in Sorrow
    Topics: Affliction, Peace, Happiness

When old companions, old lusts, and sins crowd in upon you, and when you feel that you are ready to sink, what can save you, sinking sinner? This alone - I have a high priest in heaven, and he can support in the hour of affliction. This alone can give you peace - I have a high priest in heaven. When you are dying - when friends can do you no good - when sins rise up like spectres around your bed - what can give you peace? This - "I have a high priest in heaven"

    Author: Robert Murray McCheyne
    Topics: Affliction, Jesus, Peace

Peace is more than just the absence of war. True peace is justice, true peace is freedom. And true peace dictates the recognition of human rights.

    Author: Ronald Reagan
    Topics: Peace, Freedom

He who searches for Divine Reality with all his heart and soul and finds it, becomes aware that, before he began to seek God, God was seeking him, in order to draw him into the joy of fellowship with Him, into the peace of His Presence.

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: Joy, Peace

The cross is like a walnut whose outer rind is bitter, but the inner kernel is pleasant and invigorating. So the cross does not offer any charm of outward appearance, but to the cross-bearer its true character is revealed, and he finds in it the choicest sweets of spiritual peace.

    Author: Sadhu Sundar Singh
    Topics: The Cross, Peace

This blessed Book brings such life and health and peace, and such an abundance that we should never be poor any more.

    Author: Smith Wigglesworth
    Topics: Scripture, Health

All the glory and beauty of Christ are manifested within, and there He delights to dwell; His visits there are frequent, His condescension amazing, His conversation sweet, His comforts refreshing; and the peace that He brings passeth all understanding.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Christ, Peace, Beauty

It thou seek rest in this life, how wilt thou then attain to the everlasting rest? Dispose not thyself for much rest, but for great patience. Seek true peace - not in earth, but in heaven; not in men, nor in any other creature, but in God alone.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Peace, Rest

Let not your peace rest in the utterances of men, for whether they put a good or bad construction on your conduct does not make you other than you are.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Peace, Humility

Thy peace shall be in much patience.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Peace, Patience

We should have much more peace if we would not busy ourselves with the sayings and doings of others.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Peace, Gossip

Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Peace

Caution is crediting, and reserve in speaking, and in revealing one's self to but very few, are the best securities both of a good understanding with the world, and of the inward peace of our own minds.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Peace

He will easily be content and at peace, whose conscience is pure.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Conscience, Peace

First keep peace with yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: Peace

Oh, how great peace and quietness would he possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all his confidence in God.

    Author: Thomas a Kempis
    Topics: God, Faith

Suffering times are sealing times. The primitive Christians found them so, and the suffering saints in Mary's days found them so. When the furnace is seven times hotter than ordinary, the Spirit of the Lord comes and seals up a man's pardon in his bosom, his peace with God, and his title to heaven. Blessed Bradford looked upon his sufferings as an evidence to him that he was on the right way to heaven.

    Author: Thomas Brooks
    Topics: Suffering

It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.

    Author: Thomas Fuller
    Topics: Peace

Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.

    Author: Thomas Merton
    Topics: Christ, The Heart, Joy

We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves, and we are not at peace with ourselves because we are not at peace with God.

    Author: Thomas Merton
    Topics: Peace

As long as I am content to know that He is infinitely greater than I, and that I cannot know Him unless He shows Himself to me, I will have Peace, and He will be near me and in me, and I will rest in Him.

    Author: Thomas Merton
    Topics: Peace, Rest

To be of a peaceable spirit brings peace along with it.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Topics: Peace

If God be our God, He will give us peace in trouble. When there is a storm without, He will make peace within. The world can create trouble in peace, but God can create peace in trouble.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Topics: Peace

God intermixeth mercy with affliction: he steeps his sword of justice in the oil of mercy; there was no night so dark, but Israel had a pillar of fire in it; there is no condition so dismal, but we may see a pillar of fire to give light. If the body be in pain, conscience is in peace, --there is mercy: affliction is for the prevention of sin, --there is mercy. In the ark there was a rod and a pot of manna, the emblem of a Christian's condition, mercy interlined with judgment.

    Author: Thomas Watson
    Topics: Affliction, Mercy

'Who gathered this flower?' The gardener answered, 'The Master.' And his fellow servant held his peace.
- Author Unknown

    Author: Unknown Authors
    Topics: Death

With complete consecration comes perfect peace.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Peace, Consecration

A born-again person ought to possess unspeakable peace in the spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Peace

Oftentimes a carnal Christian is troubled by outside matters. Persons or affairs or things in the world around readily invade his inward man and disturb the peace in his spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Carnality

Human feelings change as the world changes. Their easy excitement can occasion a saint to lose his spiritual balance. Their constant disturbance can affect a believer's peace in his spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Feelings, Change

Frequently many children of God turn within themselves, that is, they look into their soul to determine whether they have peace, grace or spiritual progress. This is most harmful and is not of faith. It diverts them from gazing upon Christ to looking at themselves.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Faith

Were our spirits hardy we would be able to meet the most disturbing situation with peace and rest.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Peace, Rest

In thus following the spirit they invariably shall "set their minds on the things of the spirit." And the result shall be "life and peace."

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit, Peace

The mind of the spiritual man likewise cooperates with the spirit, wandering no more as in the past. It does not object to the spirit's revelation by raising its reason and argument, neither does it disturb the peace of the spirit with many confused thoughts.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Holy Spirit

The enemy utilizes this desire of keeping the conscience void of offense by accusing us of various things. In mistaking such accusations as being from our own consciences we often lose our peace, tire of trying to keep pace with false accusations, and thus cease to advance spiritually with confidence.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Conscience, Satan

The believer in addition should assail the lies of the evil spirits. Every suggestion from the enemy must be met resolutely with the truth of the Bible. Answer doubts with the texts of faith; respond to despair with words of hope; reply to fear with words of peace. If he does not know the appropriate verse, let him pray for direction. Victory is obtained by wielding the Sword of the Spirit.

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: The Bible, Truth, Victory

An unpeaceful mind cannot operate normally. Hence the Apostle teaches us to "have no anxiety about anything" (Phil. 4:6). Deliver all anxious thoughts to God as soon as they arise. Let the peace of God maintain your heart and mind (v. 7).

    Author: Watchman Nee
    Topics: Anxiety, Peace

There is a time when to avoid trouble is to store up trouble, and when to seek for a lazy and a cowardly peace is to court a still greater danger.

    Author: William Barclay
    Topics: Apathy

Peace of conscience is nothing but the echo of pardoning mercy.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Conscience

We have peace with God as soon as we believe, but not always with ourselves. The pardon may be past the prince's hand and seal, and yet not put into the prisoner's hand.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Peace

As you love your peace, Christian, be plain-hearted with God and man, and keep the king's highway.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Topics: Peace

And therefore you who think so basely of the Gospel and the professors of it, because at present their peace and comfort are not come, should know that it is on the way to them, and comes to stay everlastingly with them; whereas your peace is going from you every moment, and is sure to leave you without any hope of returning to you again. Look not how the Christian begins, but ends.

    Author: William Gurnall
    Source: A Puritan Golden Treasury
    Topics: Rebellion

Divine love is perfect peace and joy, it is a freedom from all disquiet, it is all content and happiness; and makes everything to rejoice in itself.

    Author: William Law
    Topics: Happiness, Freedom, Love

By grace I understand the favor of God, and also the gifts and working of his Spirit in us; as love, kindness, patience, obedience, mercifulness, despising of worldly things, peace, concord, and such like.

    Author: William Tyndale
    Topics: Grace, Holy Spirit, Gifts

Don't settle for wishful thinking; make peace in your heart a reality.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Peace

If our minds are stayed upon God, His peace will rule the affairs entertained by our minds. If, on the other hand, we allow our minds to dwell on the cares of this world, God's peace will be far from our thoughts.

    Author: Woodrow Kroll
    Topics: Peace

The kingdom of God is righteousness and peace. True wisdom is never argumentative or quarrelsome. It does not strive. It maintains harmonious relationships with everyone, as far as possible. It is impossible to quarrel with a man who is filled with Divine wisdom, for such a man is a peaceable man.

    Author: Zac Poonen
    Topics: Peace, Quarreling


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