3 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD GOD is an everlasting rock. - Isaiah 26:3-4
I just love the reminder in this verse. It is essential to our relationship with the only One who can bring us lasting peace. We are promised perfect peace if we keep our minds on Him.
It helps us to understand that the disruption of our own inner peace centers in the ‘mind’, not the body or in external circumstances - it is what we set our minds on. We lose our peace when we fix our minds on the wrong things, it's that simple. Our peace dissipates when we set our minds on the things of the world, or on what we see in front of us.
If we want His perfect peace - the kind of peace that surpasses all understanding, then we need to choose to fix our minds on Him. That's right, it's a choice we make. When those fearful or anxious thoughts begin to creep in, or those angry or bitter feelings crash our thoughts, we can say no to them. When despair starts to pull us down into the pit, we can redirect our thoughts to Him. We choose what we think about, and here He plainly says to set our minds on Him. Choose Him.
Meditate on His glory, on His grace and His mercy, on all of the blessings He has bestowed on us - just set your mind on Him. The place where our minds need to be fixed or stayed is on God alone. It is only there that you will truly find peace.
Press on, ladies ~ you are loved 💗
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