Perfect Peace

Often times we are heavy laden with burdens from life. However, we are promised as Christians to be placed in perfect peace by God, if we do one thing. In Isaiah 26:3, Isaiah through the Spirit tells us “You [God] will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you”.

When we are children, our trust is completely upon our parents and as parents we see that tremendous responsibility of having children. They rely completely in us, on us, for us. As we grow up, I think we tend to forget how that is; however, when everything is stripped from you and your life is in many others’ hands, we see very quickly how easy it is to remember to trust in our Father in Heaven.

In Proverbs 3, Solomon tell us to acknowledge (put in trust) God in “in all our ways” (Prov. 3:5+6). When Isaiah talks about the mind being stayed on God, he is talking precisely about this. Just as children we relied on our parents to have a stocked fridge, bills paid, good advice and $20 for the movies we need to rely on our Father in heaven the same. If we acknowledge our God at dinner, at work, when we wake and when we sleep, We can only help but be kept in perfect peace because we have an absolutely good Father in heaven that is all powerful to help us.

In Isaiah as well, God tells us two more things. In Isaiah 1, God tells Isaiah “Come, let us reason together”, or in otherwords, let us discuss together. God wants us to wrestle, to talk with him. He wants us to ask for things, His Son told us that the sparrows don’t worry. Neither do the flowers, so why do we? Finally, God tells us simple in Isaiah 43:26 to remind him of his promises that we may be justified in our actions. Remind our Father what He promised, and He will deliver us.

If we do this continually, He will keep us in perfect peace.