Journal Entry ~ 04/01/19

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

Because he trusts in you - that’s so much easier to type than to live out, but this is how we find His perfect peace. How are we keep in perfect peace? We trust in Him. 

Lean on, trust, and be confident in Him - we continue to hear this message throughout scripture. The more challenging our life circumstances, the more we need to affirm and lean on our confident trust in Him. During difficult times, our natural tendency is to rely heavily on our own understanding. 

We must recognize our human understanding is not up to this task, it will fail every time.  Because the world is in a fallen condition, it may seem as if He's not in control. Everywhere we look, we see brokenness - broken relationships, broken hearts, broken lives. But we can take heart as we live in this broken world, knowing that his eternal purposes of been worked out in our challenges before we even face them. Our troubles are part of his majestic Master Plan, and they're achieving eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 

I can think of so many difficult times in my life when I didn't trust Him in times of trouble, and took matters into my own hands. I can forget in the moment how much He loves me and how He wants to grow me, and my controlling nature takes over. In a flash, my peace is destroyed. 

I'm learning, slowly, but I am learning, to trust Him in the wait. He has a plan, and it's better than anything I could devise. I just need to wait on Him.  He continues to prove it to me over and over every time I chose to trust Him. 

If you are longing for that perfect peace, the deep sense of wholeness that has staying power, the peace that comes from being completely content, then trust Him. 

Press on ~ you are loved 💗


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