Fruit of the Spirit - Peace

Based on: 
Galatians 5:22-23

What does it mean to trust God absolutely? How is it possible to be so confident in Him that, no matter what happens, you don’t panic and lose peace? That’s the kind of peace that comes with knowing God—and knowing that He never fails us nor abandons us. 

Questions to ask:

  • What kinds of things do you worry about?
  • How does worry get in the way of peace?
  • What makes it so hard for you to trust God?

Pray that you’ll have the peace "that passes understanding" that’s spoken of in Scripture—and that God will help you trust in Him so that no matter what happens you'll be at peace.

  • What's hard about trying to live at peace with others?
  • How do you sometimes get in the way of peace?

Passages to consider:

  • "You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in You" (Isaiah 26).
  • "If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone" (Romans 12:18).
  • "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, 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" (Philippians 4:6-7).
  •  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendour was dressed like one of these.  If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?   So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own” (Matthew 6:25-34).

What things cause you to worry? Pray about each thing.