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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and one of the busiest! When life speeds up, one of the biggest temptations many of us face is to stop spending time with God. But God is the only one who can bring true inner peace into our lives. No matter how fast life is going, we can find calm by listening to and trusting God’s Word more than our own ability to get things done. 

Listen or watch our new Scripture Playlist to learn how to get peace from being close to God.

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Don’t worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks for what you have. [7] And because you belong to Christ Jesus, God’s peace will stand guard over all your thoughts and feelings. His peace can do this far better than our human minds.

Philippians 4:6-7 ERV

While Jesus and his followers were traveling, he went into a town, and a woman named Martha let him stay at her house. [39] She had a sister named Mary. Mary was sitting at Jesus’ feet and listening to him teach. [40] But her sister Martha was busy doing all the work that had to be done. Martha went in and said, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? Tell her to help me!” [41] But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are getting worried and upset about too many things. [42] Only one thing is important. Mary has made the right choice, and it will never be taken away from her.”

Luke 10:38-42 ERV

God, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to those who trust in you.

Isaiah 26:3 ERV

“I leave you peace; my peace I give you. I do not give it to you as the world does. So don’t let your hearts be troubled or afraid.”

John 14:27 NCV

God says, “Stop fighting and know that I am God! I am the one who defeats the nations; I am the one who controls the world.”

Psalm 46:10 ERV

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. [29] Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST (renewal, blessed quiet) FOR YOUR SOULS. [30] For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”

Matthew 11:28-30 AMP

“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.”

John 16:33 NIV

Let the peace that Christ gives control your thinking. It is for peace that you were chosen to be together in one body. And always be thankful.

Colossians 3:15 ERV

A dry crust of bread eaten in peace and quiet is better than a feast eaten where everyone argues.

Proverbs 17:1 CEV

“When the Lord takes pleasure in anyone’s way, he causes their enemies to make peace with them.”

Proverbs 16:7 (NIV)

But the fruit of the Spirit [the result of His presence within us] is love [unselfish concern for others], joy, [inner] peace, patience [not the ability to wait, but how we act while waiting], kindness, goodness, faithfulness, [23] gentleness, self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23 AMP

“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 (NIV)
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Scripture Playlists are short episodes that allow you to immerse yourself as you listen to a series of scriptures on various applicable topics.

Scripture Playlists are short episodes that allow you to immerse yourself as you listen to a series of scriptures on various applicable topics.

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