Perfect Peace ~ Sunday Devotional
“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.” Isaiah 26:3 (NKJV)
Peace. It’s something people crave. I’ve written about it in all my devotionals, and I’ve received multiple messages about it. The entry is one that seems to speak most to readers. (You can read the entry on Day 3 of 40 Days of Faith and Fitness or December 18 of Turn Your Holidays into Holy-Days.)
But let’s take a fresh look at it in context of this verse.
Perfect peace, which is the peace of God, only comes when our minds are set on Him and when we put our trust in Him.
This peace doesn’t necessarily correlate to what is going on around us. It’s something we experience inside.
Our outward situation does not, or rather should not, determine the peace that we experience.
We can’t get away from what’s going on in our world right now. The news is filled with stories about this pandemic.
At every corner and with every plan we try to make, we can’t get away from the reality that we are experiencing uncertain times. And uncertainty usually does not lead us to peace. In fact, it has quite the opposite effect.
But when we put our trust in Christ and set our minds on Him, we can have peace. Even if, even when, everything around us tells us to do otherwise.
Still, how can we do this? We must take control of what we put in our minds.
It’s important that we fill our thoughts with God’s Word. We can’t hide from what is happening in the world. We need to educate ourselves and follow the guidelines we’ve been given, but we can’t allow the fear and worry to consume us.
We must put our trust in God.
Every time thoughts invade our minds that distract and discourage us, we need to replace them with truth from God’s Word. Have scripture ready and positive statements around you to remind you that God is good and He can be trusted.
Our minds might feel like a jumbled mess right now, but we can have God’s perfect peace when we focus those thoughts on Him.