Peace is freedom. The kind of peace God has promised can only come from Him. It is a peace we can claim every day. Sometimes the Lord just wants us to hold still, to cling to Him, to rest on Him. God calls us to brace ourselves on Him so we can be refreshed, revived and established. When we trust in Him, we can have total confidence.
When I remember His promises, I will have His perfect peace if my mind is stayed on Him. "Thank you, Lord, for your peace," I pray. "I need your peace, your strength. I trust in you." I fix my mind on Him. After that I feel like a new person, less burdened, all the weight taken off me, complete in Him.
"...let him take hold of My strength, that he may make peace with Me; And he shall make peace with Me" (Isaiah 27:5).
Call to Action
Is your soul at war? Do you struggle against God? Take hold of His Word and receive the peace He offers. For some it will take great effort to surrender all into His hands and keep your mind on Jesus. Ask the Lord today to help you to pray through your day: meals, work, commute, cleaning, cooking…Whatever your daily routine includes, Jesus wants to be your guide, companion and truly Lord of your life. Choose today and every day to keep your mind stayed on Him.
All scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.