This has been an interesting day, a somewhat of a “turn around day” I pray. I woke up this morning feeling as tired and weak as when I went to bed early last night. We placed a call to an “on-call doctor” for some input. I really anticipated a trip at least to the urgent care center. But I slowly began feeling better and really believe someone was praying for me. Some of my issues have continued, but I have felt strong enough to be up and about and even mowed the lawn. Your continued prayers as appreciated. I maybe rescheduling my test for next week because I need to be in optimum health (for me) for this test.
BIBLE VERSE FOR TODAY… “You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.” Isaiah 26:3,4
Isaiah’s prophecies contain many words of correction and judgment for the sins of Judah and Israel. But he also foretells a time when things will be far different. A time when the hearts of God’s people return to Him. A time when they will “know Him.” A time when they will trust Him. These words above are actually part of a song that will be sung when God’s ransomed people return to His Holy city in the Land of Judah.
When Judah was taken captive by the Babylonians they did not know peace. There were attacks from Egypt, Assyria and finally Babylon. But they did not know inward peace as well. As it is today, when people forsake the Lord there is strife, confusion, moral decay.
As a result these words come as divine encouragement and relief. That “perfect peace” comes from a mind fixed on the Lord. He is the faithful God, He is Jehovah our provider, He is the miracle working God. In a storm tossed world, in a world of strife and division, a mind fixed on the Lord can know “peace in the midst of the storm.”
Trust is the foundation of this perfect peace. I like the words of a song that says, “God will make a way, where there seems to be no way, He works in ways we cannot see, He will make a way for me…” When we place our trust in God to do exactly that, our mind can stay fixed on the Lord and His promises, His faithfulness.
Trust in God, is trust in a sure foundation. We can trust forever, because God’s love abides forever, He never changes. Trust in God is not a shaky trust, where we feel like, “I am trusting in God, I hope He comes through.” Trusting in God provides confidence for our lives. Psalm 20:27 puts it well, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God.“ The in Psalm 62:8 the psalmist calls people to, “Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.“ Trusting in God doesn’t mean we don’t express our hearts and minds to the Lord. As we do that we find God surrounding us, God sustaining us, God as the foundation of our life.
In your life, live a life of trust in the Lord. As you do you will find a sense of peace from the Lord “guarding your heart and mind.” (Phil. 4:7)