Verse of the Day: Isa 26:3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in You.” – Isaiah 26:3
This is a very well-known and popular verse I hear many times. A more familiar version of this is “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.”
How often do we get worried or frustrated? I wish I could say never, however that is not the case. I think we all get that way at times. However, the prophet Isaiah has given us the way to be at peace in every situation. It is easy to understand but not necessarily easy to do. God wants us to be in perfect peace, and He has provided a way. That is to trust Him in everything.
Isaiah says, perfect peace comes to those whose mind is steadfastly focused on the Lord. During these difficult times we need to continue to stay in touch with God, focusing on the fact that He loves us and will never leave us or forsake us. Paul in his benediction in 1 Thessalonians said the following, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Why can we do this in the tough times? Because we trust Him. We know He has our best in mind. And He will bring it about.
Remember what the Lord spoke through Solomon. “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5 Our own solutions do not work, only His will. Just trust Him.
William Funkhouser MDiv, ThD, Founder and President of True Devotion Ministries, Inc.