perfect peace

Isaiah 26:3-4
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in You.
Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD, the LORD Himself,
is the Rock eternal.

Perfect peace.

Trust is the key that unlocks this treasure.

The word for trust in these verses is a Hebrew word that means “to attach oneself, trust, confide in, feel safe, be confident, secure. The basic idea signifies firmness or solidity…confident expectation.”

It matters where we place our trust.

During difficult times, what do we attach to? Our own reason or contingency plans? Other people? Where do we place our expectations?

We find peace only when we trust in God, attaching ourselves to Him.

So what does trust look like?

When I picture of this kind of trust, I think about my daughter when she was little. I remember her running to her Daddy’s arms during a scary thunderstorm, throwing her arms around his neck, clinging for dear life. With her Daddy’s arms around her, she rested her head on his shoulder and eventually relaxed, feeling safe and confident that her Daddy would protect her. Her focus shifted from the storm to the love and strength of her Daddy. Attached to him, she felt peace.

How much more can we trust the LORD, the Rock eternal?

I need the truth of Isaiah 26:3-4.

I need a reminder of the importance of a steadfast mind, of choosing to focus my thoughts on my Father, not my circumstances.

I need the truth that when I trust Him, when I attach myself to Him, God keeps, or guards and watches over, me in perfect peace.

And I need a picture of what trust looks like. I need to know that when the storms of life leave me scared or overwhelmed, I can run to my perfect Father, my Rock, and rest in His arms.

Philippians 4:8
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

 

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