“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
Is perfect peace impossible to find? Even finding any small amount of “peace” is getting difficult nowadays. As we grow older, we have more responsibilities that we need to take care of, and because such responsibilities outweigh the time we have, we are usually found too busy to rest our souls and bodies. It is not long before we become heavily burdened and ask that the Lord grant us His peace to calm our hearts and take away our worries, but a vicious cycle seem to repeat itself again and again. What then should we do?
The prophet Isaiah declares in Isaiah 26:3, that God will give perfect peace unto those whose minds are stayed on Him, because they trust in Him. How comforting is this to know that God is telling us to focus on and to trust Him, as He would freely give us a peace that is only perfect in Him! Why should we keep returning to that vicious cycle by ourselves, when we can devote our thoughts and hearts entirely to Him at the beginning, and allow His grace and mercy to soothe our souls? Take the first step instead of the last and experience the peace of God, that passes all understanding, fill any void that we might have, that we may never be shaken when troubles arise, because God is on our side.
Many times we forget God and we tend to take things and responsibilities into our own hands. Many times, we neglected Him and instead place our trust in ourselves. And whenever we do that, we fail. But we know God will never fail us, such that we can proclaim, “what a blessing it is to trust in our Everlasting and Sovereign God!” Are you yearning for a sense of peace in your heart that the world cannot give? Trust in God, cast your eyes upon Him, and have your mind focused on Him entirely, then would He keep us in perfect peace through the most turbulent storms.
John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.