“Our city is strong! We are surrounded by the walls of God’s salvation. Open the gates to all who are righteous; allow the faithful to enter. You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:1-4
Do you need peace today? Peace of mind, the peace of knowing that even though everything seems to be ‘all over the place’ in your life at present, it’s all going to be okay? Peace is Jesus’ gift to us. He promised to give us – literally– His peace. ( John 14:27 ) It’s a supernatural peace, that doesn’t ‘make sense,’ because everything within screams PANIC, but your heart says “I trust Him.”
Sounds almost to good to be true, but it’s true!! Where is peace to be found? This question is answered clearly in Isaiah 26 (above)
Where can I find it?
Peace is not found in trying to figure out God’s will for my life; it is definitely not in pre planning, making sure I have a great backup plan, or running about trying to control the circumstances and people in my life. The Peace of God is found only in trusting the One Person who controls all those things that I don’t understand. The Person of the risen Jesus. He is not shocked, surprised, or caught off guard by your, or my circumstances, He is thoroughly trustworthy, He is faithful, He is intentional in His plans and purposes and He is unstoppable!
How can I experience it?
How do we experience this remarkable, supernatural peace—the kind of peace that doesn’t vanish the moment disappointments come, or when life is difficult? …..by keeping our minds ‘stayed’ – focused, fixed unwaveringly on the nature and character of Jesus.
The more you reflect on who He is: His glory, wisdom, grace, faithfulness, righteousness, patience, His unshakable commitment to his eternal promises, the easier it becomes to lay aside those fears regarding the unknown aspects of the future and trust the One you know. He is the One who has had everything perfectly figured out since before time began.
As your heart begins to ‘make the connection,’ – to grasp hold of the truth that He is good, and worthy not only of your trust but of the worship of your whole heart. Then your whole heart will be flooded with His peace.