How To Be Bold and Experience Peace Now

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Is is possible to be bold and experience peace at the same time? I always think of needing adrenalin to be bold but what if God could give us boldness and peace to stand strong in faith for Him.

I don’t know about you, but it’s hard for me to imagine a time when I would need to be bold that I could also experience peace.

I think of being bold, strong, and courageous in times of crisis and the words peace and crisis do not typically go together in my world. Peace is felt when life is carefree and I can relax and release the feelings of stress and anxiety.

But I was surprised when I looked up what it means to be bold…

Being bold is:

  • being authentic to who you are.
  • having a sense of purpose.
  • facing the unknown courageously.
  • standing up for what you believe.
  • choosing words and actions wisely.

That means you and I can be bold based on our faith in God. Isaiah described it like this…

For the Lord is God,
    and He created the heavens and earth
    and put everything in place.
He made the world to be lived in,
    not to be a place of empty chaos.
“I am the Lord,” He says,
    “and there is no other.

Let all the world look to me for salvation!
    For I am God; there is no other.

Isaiah 45:18, 22

We’re bold because we believe and trust “I AM” – Father Creator, Son Jesus, and Spirit of Life and Truth.

Let’s look at God’s Word of Truth and pray that God will give us everything we need to be bold as we experience peace…

Verses and Prayers to Be Bold
and Experience Peace

Is is possible to be bold and experience peace at the same time? I always think of needing adrenalin to be bold but what if God could give us boldness and peace to stand strong in faith for Him.

For I fully expect and hope that I will never be ashamed, but that I will continue to be bold for Christ, as I have been in the past. And I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die.

Philippians 1:20

Heavenly Father, whatever is going on in my life or the world around me, I pray that You will give me everything I need to be bold as I share my faith in Jesus. Please help me enthusiastically tell the world about Your love and all that You have done and continue to do for me every day.

Please forgive me for being weak and fearful. I want to entrust every part of my life to You. I want to bring honor and glory to Your name. And with Your help, I want to live with an eternal perspective as I place myself in Your care now and forever. Amen.

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”

John 14:27

Father God, The peace You give through faith in Jesus does not change with life’s circumstances. It is the confident and consistent assurance that I can do “all things through Christ who gives me strength.” (Philippians 4:13)

The peace You give is greater than the spiritual battle that wages around me. Your peace comforts me today and gives me hope for the future. It is a peace that goes beyond my understanding by removing my guilt and shame, my fear and anxiety, my uncertainty and doubt.

Jesus is my source of peace and I thank and praise You, now and forever. Amen.

We speak without fear because our trust is in Christ. (NLV)

Since, then, we have such a hope, we act with great boldness. (CSB)

2 Corinthians 3:12

Lord, You created me for Your glory, and by Your grace with the help of Your Spirit, I can live authentically according to Your design. You make it possible for me to KNOW, TRUST, and LOVE You and give me the purpose of living my life surrendered to You for Your glory.

I ask You to make me bold in my faith even when the world challenges, criticizes, and condemns those who follow You. And when I am bold, please give me wisdom to speak and act according to Your will. Amen.

Is is possible to be bold and experience peace at the same time? I always think of needing adrenalin to be bold but what if God could give us boldness and peace to stand strong in faith for Him.

Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely. And may your whole spirit, soul, and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. He who calls you is faithful; He will do it.

1 Thessalonians 5:23–24 (CSB)

You are the God of peace and You alone can remove my sin and make me holy. It’s a blessing to hold on to the promise that every part of me is made clean through Jesus’ sacrifice when I surrender myself in faith.

Please help me keep my heart focused on Jesus in faith. Please fill me with the peace that passes understanding. And when I look at an unknown and uncertain future, help me remember that my eternal future is secure and that is all I need to be bold and experience peace. Amen.

Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the power that works in us—to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20–21

Father God, You are able. All things are possible for You the King of kings and Lord of lords. You work within me helping me to be bold and live with peace. You know what I need and You provide for me.

When I am afraid, You make me brave. When I am anxious, You give me peace. When I am alone, You are present. When I am uncertain, You show me the way. When I am weak, You make me strong.

You call me loved, chosen, child, forgiven, and free. I belong to You and by Your grace, I will glorify You forever and ever. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

The Lord alone is the One who can give us peace of mind and heart even while He makes us bold to stand with courage in difficult moments.

My prayer for each of us…

I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Romans 15:13

God the source of hope makes us bold and gives us peace.

May He give us the strength we need to speak the truth of His love with boldness, to be authentic, and to fulfill the purpose for which He created us. And then, may He fill us with His perfect peace and give us what we need to leave the rest to Him.

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  1. JoAnne Hogue says:

    Hello Deb. You and your posts have made and continue to make a difference in my life. I thank God for putting you in my path and look forward to reading your blogs 3x a week. I have followed you for years but never expressed my gratitude. Thank you for doing what you do.

    1. Thank you so very much, JoAnne. Your words of encouragement made my day! Thanks for faithfully reading and for your kindness. God be with you and bless you!

  2. Martha Orlando says:

    My word for the year is “surrender,” and I certainly noticed how many times you mentioned it in this post today. It is a crucial part of being a Christ-follower to surrender our will to God’s so we can have His peace, boldly proclaiming His salvation in this broken world.
    Blessings, Deb!

    1. Surrender is both a humbling and powerful word. It has been humbling for me to admit my need to completely to the Lord and powerful in realizing the difference that He is able to make in my life when I do. Thanks so much for your encouragement to all of us through your faith walk. Blessings and hugs! Have a wonderful weekend, Martha!

  3. Deb, this is such a powerful post. I needed every word of it. This week has been a struggle for me and yesterday was emotinally exhausting. Martha is right when she says “surrender!” Once again, I gave it to God and hopefully I did surrender and let HIM take it. I know that HE did give me peace that led to a good nights sleep. Some times, when certain things crop up, I have harder days. I am thankful for your encouragement and for the encouragement I see here from others. And for Kathy’s friendship and encouragement too. God wants us all to encourage and build each other up. And to speak edification. I am grateful and so blessed to be a follower of Christ. To have HIM in my heart. HE sure has and does get me through a lot. And, I am thankful that HE is available at all hours.
    So thankful for so much. God Bless You Dear Friend and I pray that you have a good weekend, filled with God’s peace and some fun too. Give Lucy a hug for me too. Hugs!!

  4. Donna Patterson says:

    One week ago, a doctor told my husband and I that our son had a very slim chance of surviving. He’s in the ICU at our local hospital with pancreatitis, very sick. His lungs were not working well so they intubated him to help him breath. Put a feed tube in him to provide nourishment and a tube down his nose to suction his pancreas/ gut area of nastiness. When the doctor told us the prognosis, I was stunned. I couldn’t look at him so I walked into my son’s room and leaned into his face whispered in his ear “don’t give up, I love you, you have got to keep fighting”. Jacob has had an Army praying for him throughout his ordeal. He’s been on meds to fight pain, infection, keep him calm with the vent. Yesterday his roommate and I went to see him and he’s responding to commands, squeezing our hands, lifting his legs, wiggling his toes and even attempting to talk. No, he’s not completely out of the woods yet as there’s something causing him to have fever that they can’t identify but I truly believe that with continued prayer God is going to get him through this and he’s going to have a wonderful testimony to share. Please keep him in your prayers for healing and his family for comfort and strength. Thank you!

    1. Donna,
      A few yeas ago, I had a young family member with the same thing. Very sick and really struggleng. Long hospital stay. This person had an army of Prayer Warriors praying on her behalf. Our family too, was praying constantly. I am happy to report that she is doing well now. God is good and He answers our prayers. I am praying for your son and also for you, your husband and your family and your son’s friends. Just know that Deb has a wonderful group of follwers and your son and all of your family will have the suppor, love and prayers of us all!!