War And Peace 

Isaiah 26:3-4
“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”

I recently watched an episode of a “Reality Show” where two individuals were in search of gold. They invested all they had, left their families, traveled to a foreign land, all in search of gold and in hopes of getting rich. Over the centuries, gold has been a highly sought after commodity. For many years, it was the standard by which a nation’s wealth was determined. Gold is not the only commodity man seeks after. Many have spent their lives in pursuit of resources that will make them rich, successful, powerful or at least happy. Perhaps the most sought after of all, is the pursuit of peace. In fact, it seems many would give up all else, in order to gain peace. In one of the most precious of all promises, Isaiah declares where peace can be found.

Isaiah 26:3-4
“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
Trust in the Lord forever,
For in Yah, the Lord, is everlasting strength.”

Two things are important to note. First of all, this promise was directed to those who had trusted in the Lord for salvation The peace he referred to is for the child of God alone. We cannot expect to benefit from the promises of God, if we are not willing to walk in the ways of God. The first step to having turmoil removed, is to begin a relationship with God through Christ.

Ephesians 2:14
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation”

Second, notice the peace is described as being perfect, and distributed to those whose minds are fixed upon the Lord. When I was a child, I would often play the “what if” game. We would imagine what it would be like if circumstances suddenly changed. I have found many adults, even believers, still play that childish game. Instead of focusing upon the Lord and His promises, they are determined to think about how bad things are, and assure themselves, things will continue to get worse. It is a good idea to stop worrying about the future and fix your mind on the promises of God in the present.

If you are facing circumstances that are filling you with fear or anxiety, giving you sleepless nights and fret-filled days, then it is time for you to open your Bible, find promises that fit your circumstances, and begin to put your trust in the Lord.

Pastor Jim

2 thoughts on “War And Peace 

  1. Becky Gerber September 16, 2015 / 1:00 am

    Thank you pastor Jim, at this very moment I needed a reminder of who gives me peace. Praise God!

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