Isaiah 26:3 “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.”
Faith and faithfulness. These are the keys to peace. But at its core, it is what our minds think about throughout the day.
Many of God’s children know that His Word has power, but few read it, and fewer take the time to meditate on what they’ve read. When you do, you’ll find the peace that passes all understanding.
Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”
It is no wonder that our senses are bombarded at every turn. Commercials, billboards, radio ads, notifications, pop-ups, and internet side banners display every form of distraction, diversion, and deterrent to take our minds from what is good and right.
As God’s children, we must purposefully think about those things that will keep God’s peace reigning and ruling in our hearts. God provides for us a filter through which only good can pass.
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.”
Once we do what God asks of us, we receive His promise.
Philippians 4:9 “Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.“
The God of peace will bring peace to your heart.
When we have peace, we can weather any storm that comes our way because His peace buoys us through. When our enemy can disturb that peace, he is unrelenting in his attack. Satan knows that if he can keep us in fear, doubt, and worry, he can shift our trust from God to self.
In faith, we must be able to step forward when every fiber of our being says run. Having those around us that can come alongside us in those crucial moments matter. The sooner we realize that we cannot go through this life alone, the sooner we can experience His peace.
Where is your heart today? Can you honestly say you have the peace of God? If not, what is keeping you from embracing the peace that God offers so freely?
Work to keep your mind stayed on Christ, and you will have the peace you are seeking.
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.“