The tender mercy of our God, by which the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace. Luke 1:78, 79 (NIV)
God’s word is filled with promises of His peace coming to us, even in the hardest of times.
As I read His promises, I see:
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.” (NIV)
My part is to pay close attention to where I am allowing my mind to go.
Am I trusting God? Am I worrying? Am I focusing on what makes me angry? Sad? Frustrated?
God promises to keep our minds in perfect peace when we keep our minds steadfast; focusing on Him.
Next I see:
Jesus says to us in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”. (NIV)
His part is to be the giver of the peace. His presence, that power given to us by the Holy Spirit and living within us, imparts to us a peace that quite frankly doesn’t make sense. Everything around us might be falling apart, yet His spirit residing in us reminds us that He will never leave us. Jesus in us calms us.
Today, focus on your part. Parking your mind continually on Him. Yes, your mind will wander. It will worry, fret and get frustrated (at least mine does.) When it does, do your part. Reign it back in. Focus once again on the One who is with you and in you.
Rest in His part. Let’s remind ourselves all day long: we do not have to be slaves to fear. We do not have to give in to worry. He is with us now and He is with us in what is to come. We can count on it!
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