When you read, do certain words or phrases seem to jump out at you?
I wonder, what words speak to you in this passage from Isaiah 26:3–4?
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they
trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is
the Rock eternal. Isaiah 26.3-4
Immediately I see the word peace and not just peace but perfect peace. Perfect peace is only that which comes from God. In Philippians 4:6–7, it is the peace that surpasses all understanding. It’s not the peace that’s found in the world, God’s perfect peace speaks to you in the depths of your soul. It’s the peace you seek when nothing else can.
Where is this peace found? In minds that are steadfastly focused on what is true, what never changes, God’s word.
How can I have such a steadfast mind? By trusting in God alone because he never changes, his word never changes, his character never changes, his promises are always true and he never fails.
We learn to trust in a lot of things, most of them temporary, most of them conditional. But God’s word and promise is forever and never changes, it’s unconditionally offered to all who call on the name of Jesus as their Lord and Savior, the one true son of God.
We learn to trust in anything or anyone for big things by first trusting them in small ways. We learn to trust God for the deepest sorrows of our life, the greatest pains that we endure, by first trusting him when things are good, when life seems to be going “my way.” Gradually as I have come to experience his word and promise to be faithful in small things it’s easier to trust him for greater things. After isn’t the opposite also true. Having trusted God for my eternal salvation, can I not trust him for this tempora problem that confronts me?
Throughout Scripture God is described as the eternal rock, the firm foundation, solid rock the strong refuge the tall tower to which we can run to find refuge and safety.
My friend are you looking for peace in your life? Turn to God and keep turning to God trust him for one thing and then another. Believe that he hears you even when he seems to be silent, when he says “I see you where you are, I have written your name on the palms of my hands.”
Develop a steadfast mind by continuing to trust that his word is true even when it doesn’t seem to be.
Sometime he calms the storm. Sometimes he comes the sailor in the middle of the storm.
Find the peace find the peace you’ve always wanted in the place it’s always been. . . In Jesus, in you.