“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.”
What a great comfort it is for every believer to have Jesus Christ as the centerpiece of their life. The Lord promises to protect, strengthen and deliver them from every problem that may come their way, but you must wholeheartedly trust Him.
As long as we keep our eyes on the Lord, He is faithful to keep us in
perfect peace as we read in Isaiah 26:3, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.”
There are many people in this world that cannot understand how a believer in Jesus Christ can be calm and collected even in the midst of a storm. The obvious thing to do is to worry, fear and contemplate what the future holds, but for the believer it is very different because they know Jesus is in control of this world and all that is within it.
Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them.And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? 27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”(Luke 12:22-32)
We do not always understand why certain things happen the way they do, but we must trust the Lord and know that His ways are much higher and wiser than ours can ever be. I encourage you to trust the Lord in every area of your life and know that in Him there is perfect peace that surpasses all understanding. He is the answer to every problem and in Him there is a love and peace that is unexplainable. Isaiah 55:8-9 declares, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
If you are having trouble in your life and don’t feel the peace of God in your heart, then I encourage you to call upon Him today and rededicate your life to the Lord Jesus Christ. He loves you more than you will ever know and wishes to take every burden and heartache off of your life and give you the peace that Jesus Christ freely offers to all who call upon His name. “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”(Psalm 91:1)
Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)
By Pastor Peter Okereke Jr
The Living Word Ministries
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