Before you begin to read this post I ask you to take three deep breaths…go ahead…breathe in deeply, hold it for a second or two and then exhale. Do it three times in a row…doesn’t that feel good? When I do that a sense of calm comes over me. But it is short lived and somewhat contrived isn’t it? One of the most well known little verses in Isaiah is found in chapter 26. Here it is: You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You. How great are those words? At a time when many people lack peace, God tells us how we can have it. When we trust in God…when we keep our minds “stayed” on Him, we are promised peace. It is a great privilege to be able to focus and fix our minds on the Lord…His omniscience, His peace, His love, His power…It is an incredible blessing to do this. When we know that God is on our side, what can cause anxiety to claim us? The answer is “nothing”.
What is causing you to be anxious today? Fix your mind on God. What does God say about your situation? Trust in His answer, even if it seems like it might cause a bit of trouble. When we place ourselves under His word, there is peace. Aaaahhhhh….