Do you want some peace in your life instead of going to pieces when a problem comes along?
Isa 26.3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
This verse tells us that those whose mind is stayed on the Lord will be kept in His perfect peace.
What does it mean to keep our mind stayed on the Lord?
Other translations say whose mind is steadfast, mind set on You, thoughts fixed on You, whose faith is firm,
This means at least two things:
1. It means making the Lord the center of your life
Col 3.2-4 Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
All around us people are seeking happiness in things like money, social standing, fame, pleasures — all of which are broken vessels that hold no water. Only the One who made us can satisfy our heart’s desires.
It’s only after we trust in Him, and turn our focus to things above as Paul says in Col 3.2; that we begin to experience His perfect peace. This is because Eph 2.14 Christ himself is our peace.
2. It means putting your future in God’s hands
Prov 3.5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.
Psalm 31.15 All our days are in His hands.
Heb 13.5 He has promised to never to leave nor forsake us!
So there’s no need be fearful of what lies ahead.
We’re told to live our lives one day at a time and not worry about tomorrow in Matt 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is it’s own trouble.
When we do this, we’re trusting that our future is safe and secure in Christ, then His perfect peace will be ours.
Have a winning week!