Read Jeremiah 15:16 and 1 Peter 2:2. Note the connection that is made between having God’s Word and peace and joy. In 1 Peter God’s Word is compared to pure spiritual milk. Say a prayer of thanksgiving to God for His Word and the delight it brings into your life.
Note how prayer is not considered an optional thing to do, but rather, it is commanded.
What promises are associated with these commands to pray?
Read Isaiah 57:15-19. This is a beautiful passage that makes an unmistakable link between God’s forgiveness and peace.
Where do you see the healing and care of God most vividly in your life?
Read Philippians 4:4-7. Go through this passage and identify those phrases that are commands for you to carry out and those phrases that are promises of God.
How can the promises help you carry out the commands?
Read John 14:23-27. In this passage Jesus ties the coming of the Holy Spirit to the presence of peace.
He also says that His peace is not like the peace of the world.
How have you experienced a difference between Jesus’ peace and the peace of the world?
Why would the writer of this psalm compare God’s peace to a river?
In what area of your life would you say you have the most peace?