Peace

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

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

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

It now seemed that the deepest thirst within him was not adapted to the deepest nature of the world.    C.S. Lewis

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

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

Peace if possible, but truth at any rate.    Martin Luther

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

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

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

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.    Thomas a Kempis

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.    Thomas Watson

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.    Thomas Merton

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 enter into it. Dwight L. Moody

But when the cross is working deeply a believer comes to know himself. He realizes how undependable are his ideas, feelings and desires.    Watchman Nee

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

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

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

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.   Sadhu Sundar Singh

If war is ever lawful, then peace is sometimes sinful.    C.S. Lewis

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

Christ’s life outwardly was one of the most troubled lives that was ever lived: tempest and tumult, tumult and tempest, the waves breaking over it all the time. But the inner life was a sea of glass. The great calm was always there.   Henry Drummond

God the Father is called the “God of peace” (Hebrews 13:20). God the Son, the “Prince of peace” (Isaiah 9:6). God the Holy Ghost, the “Spirit…of peace” (Ephesians 4:3).   Thomas Watson

Some people seem to be at peace–but in fact they’re just resting up between fights.    John Hagee

He that is not a son of Peace is not a son of God. All other sins destroy the Church consequentially; but Division and Separation demolish it directly. Richard Baxter

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.    Hannah Whitall Smith

If you’re missing joy and peace, you’re not trusting God.    Joyce Meyer

Jesus is no security against life’s storms, but He is perfect security in them.  Author Unknown

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.    Woodrow Kroll

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

7 A’s of Confession:

  1. Address everyone involved and only them. Talk to them about my faults. Do it right away and be persistent. Only talk to people who are part of the problem or part of the solution.
  2. Avoid “if”, “but”, “maybe”. That’s just blaming the other party and finding fault with them for my own failure. “If I offended you”, “Maybe I was wrong”, “If you hadn’t said that”, “I’m sorry, but you..”
  3. Admit specifically what you did, when possible.
  4. Apologize – express your sorrow for your sin
  5. Ask for forgiveness. Most people leave this out. The other party might be 99% wrong, but this isn’t about them right now. It’s about your own log.
  6. Accept the consequences. Make restitution. It’s what you ought to do. Don’t demand that they pretend nothing happened.
  7. Alter your behavior. You won’t be perfect, but you’ll get better. Repent before God.     Robert Williams
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