Life today is lived at such a hectic pace and under such pressure that peace is something many people do not have in their lives.
Peace, as written about in Isaiah 26 v 3, is not just the absence of strife, it also include health and well-being.
The Hebrew word “shalom” means so much more than not having stress or pressure.
This verse gives us a model to follow if we feel that we do not have peace at the moment.
It is a simple model and not difficult to understand; we need to trust the Lord and keep our mind on Him.
Yes, it is that easy, it is a very simple model.
In our busy lives today we tend to take our mind away from the Lord and focus on the world and the physical issues about us; we can think carnally instead of spiritually (Romans 8 v 6).
We also tend to trust in our own strength, striving and working to achieve, and deciding which way to go ourselves.
We should be trusting in Him and looking to Him for guidance (Proverbs 3 v 5 and 6).
If we trust in Him and focus on Him we live have more peace in our lives, this is guaranteed, as this is what the Word says.
We will live in more peace if we believe that God wants us to live in health and prosperity and focus on that rather than meditating about pain and our bank accounts.
So trust Him this morning, keep your mind on Him and rest in the “shalom” that will enfold you.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you want us to live in peace in this hectic world, and thank you that you have provided the means for us to live in peace.
Isaiah 26 v 3…..Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee