He Will Keep in Perfect Peace
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 26:3
You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
The scriptures read in Proverbs 4:20-22: ‘My son, give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings, do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those that find them, and health to all their flesh’.
I have decided to deliberately focus my attention on God’s word. That is where I find peace. Is your mind focused on God, or is it on a particular problem that has given you many sleepless nights? If that issue has already given you several sleepless nights, why don’t you try another solution? It’s obvious that your staying awake and denying yourself of a good night rest isn’t the solution. Intentionally take your focus away from the problem and fix your mind on the faithfulness of God towards you.
In the times of perplexity, look back and count your blessings, then name them one after the other. Fix your attention on Jesus, ‘Who is the author and finisher of our faith’ (Hebrews 12:2).
If I may ask, have you prayed about that problem that has refused to go away? Have you ever fasted about it? Have you reminded yourself of God’s promises? Have you sought godly counsel? Do not let Satan confuse you by telling you that there is no way out. Remind him of whose child you are! Tell him that you are the king’s child. You are to reign and dominate over all life’s circumstances. You are the victor here, not the victim. You have overcome all, because Jesus paid the price for your peace (Isaiah 53:5).
Don’t ever allow yourself to be downcast. Speak to the situation, pray and listen to what God has to say to you. God will give you the direction if you ask Him.
He is a loving father. Elijah prophesied to a dead situation and the incredible happened! Every dry bone came together as he prophesied (Ezekiel 37:1-14). It is now your turn to declare God’s word over that situation and watch it turn to a testimony. Let your faith rise and step into your heritage. Study the Scriptures and meditate on them. Keep them in your heart and let them produce healing and uplifting in your life.
Father, give me the courage to pass through adversities with the assurance that you are with me.
LORD, anoint my tongue to speak words that will turn my life around, in Jesus’ name.
Point to ponder on
He will keep in perfect peace whose heart is focused on Him.
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