You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
Isaiah 26:3 (NLT)
Did you have a moment or two of perfect peace this summer? Calm in your soul free from worry or anger?
How do we find those moments during the start of another school year, new activities, and full schedules?
Perfect peace seems a distant memory, but God will deliver perfect peace when we trust in Him.
Did Isaiah have the same kind of worries and problems as we do? No, but he lived in Jerusalem during a period when the Assyrian empire was expanding and Israel was in decline. Suffering. War. Confusion for the chosen people. And the Assyrians were particularly brutal enemies. So, while Isaiah didn’t have to get kids to soccer practice on time, he was well acquainted with fear, worry, and loss.
Even in the midst of war, Isaiah claims perfect peace comes from trusting God and fixing your thoughts on Him.
Does that work?
How can I learn to trust and fix so well I feel His peace?
I’ll be leading a discussion group this fall that will help participants take steps toward learning how not to fear, not to worry, not to doubt – those statements by Jesus that seem so impossible we don’t even try. We’ll follow a sermon series by Andy Stanley online at NCommandments.org. Join me beginning Sept 16th.
When you fix your eyes on God, can you see past your current situation?
Do you trust God to bring you to the other side?
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