Perfect Peace

23 01 2017


His Perfect Peace

5 04 2016


You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Isaiah 26:3 NLT

The Lord provides perfect peace for those who focus on Him. When my personal peace is elusive and hard to find, it’s time to take inventory of my thought life.  I need to consider what is consuming my time and my thoughts.  When I am not focused on the Lord and my trust in Him, worry sets in, that is followed by anxiety and then depression begins to appear.  It can be a debilitating process if I don’t change course.  I am so thankful that the Holy Spirit provides reminders to return our focus to the Lord.  We can turn our hearts and minds to Him when we need His peace.  When we concentrate on the Lord, His goodness, His faithfulness and His complete love for us, our mind is renewed and we can begin again.  His perfect peace follows our decision to focus on Him.  Staying focused on Him provides a constant flow of peace for our hearts and minds.

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3

Peace on the Journey

13 10 2014

IMG_0182You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!  Isaiah 26:3

Our Heavenly Father is able to keep us in perfect peace. Peace is a place of balance, contentment and acknowledgement in our mind and soul of the God we serve.  It is not a place of worry, fretting or even wondering how things will turn out.  Peace emanates from our full trust in God.  Peace replaces any discord when we fully recognize what it means to be His child. This passage has two conditions for achieving a place of perfect peace.  It is for all who trust in the Lord.  Trust requires full faith and confidence in the Lord and His love for us. We must trust Him.  We must keep our mind on the Lord.  The world is full of distraction – problems and challenges.  It is easy to allow our minds to wander from one issue to the next.  These mindless thought patterns can easily fill our lives with anxiety if we allow it.  Instead we are called to keep our minds on Jesus.  We are called to think about things that are true, honorable, right, pure, lovely and excellent.  Then peace will follow.  Our Heavenly Father is able to keep us in perfect peace – as we trust Him and keep our focus on Him.

And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9