Perfect Peace



Perfect Peace

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” – Isaiah 26:3

Are you at peace? Do you want to be?

Most people want to be at peace. Just take a look at the books in a bookstore (if you can find one) and you’ll see a lot of books dedicated to finding peace or dedicated to the things people think will bring peace.

For all those books, it turns out you can answer the question of how to attain peace in one sentence.

You will keep in perfect peace¬†those whose minds are steadfast,¬†because they trust in you.” – Isaiah 26:3

God Can Do All Things and So Can You
God is almighty. He knows all and can do anything. He then strengthens His people by His Spirit to endure all things, good or bad. That’s why Paul writes,

for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content…I can do all things through [Christ] who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:11b, 13

Worldly Peace vs Godly Peace
The world seeks peace by removing stress and unpleasant things. If I’m not poor, I can have peace. If I don’t have to do things I don’t like at work, I can have peace. If I don’t have a spouse who is difficult to live with, I can have peace.

God’s peace is quite different. God gives (you don’t seek) peace even when things are stressful and unpleasant. Furthermore, when we trust in God, knowing He will carry us through, give us strength, and provide what we truly need, we can have peace regardless of how difficult.

Perfect Peace
I can’t remember what movie it was, but I remember a scene at the end of a movie where a person had been captured by some bad guys, threatened, and held prisoner. At the end of the movie, the hero saved that person. As they were talking in the aftermath of the rescue, the hero asked if the person had been scared. They replied, “No. I knew you would come. I never doubted it.”

That’s what I think of when I read this verse. No matter what is going on or how bad the danger looks, we know that God is with us. We know that our hero will rescue us, even through death. We can trust in Him. He will never fail us. That is perfect peace.

Our peace isn’t dependent on our situation but on God who is faithful.

Heavenly Father,

You are faithful and true, a sure foundation in a storm, a hero in the darkest times. I trust You. Help me to trust in You always. Please give me Your peace.

Amen.

In Christ’s Service,

Pastor Kurt

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