How many aspects of your life can you describe as perfect? Tough question, isn’t it? Most of us, when honestly considering something like this, won’t come up with much that doesn’t have some flaws, an aspect that falls short, or some way that we throw the balance and the symmetry off. I guess that, in fact, this lack of true perfection is one of the ways that God reminds us of how much we need Him and of what a mess that people have made of what started out as perfect.

 

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

 

Solid, unchanging, imperishable, and trustworthy, these describe the Lord; concerned, caring, involved, and loving, these also describe Him. God’s viewpoint is the only one that is not obscured by the smoke and the dust and the clutter of living in this world; God’s perspective is the only one that is totally without a self-serving aspect. Jesus proved His total trustworthiness continually while He lived with us, and the Spirit of God has never failed me.

 

Peace, perfect peace, is a wonderful state to desire; it is a quality of the heart and of the mind where there is a wonderful balance. It is not a blissed out state where all of the issues and challenges of life are ignored, and it is certainly not an approach in which I take total control and drive my way through everything. It is achieved through staying focused on God’s will and seeking His perspective; God’s peace is found in the heart and it radiates through the mind to the rest of the body. It calms the racing heart and it stills the anxious moment. Perfect peace is founded upon trusting that the Lord has all of the answers for me, that His love for me is absolute, and that He will not let me fall.

 

Before things start to get out of control with stress and anxiety increasing, I need to spend time focusing on God and seeking His will and His orientation for my mind and my heart; and when the events of the day start to get worrisome, I need to stop the troubled thoughts and take the time that I need to let the Lord’s peace return. 

 

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