‘You will keep in perfect peace… all whose thoughts are fixed on You!’ Isaiah 26:3 NLT
Most of us never trust God with our problems until we’ve messed up so badly there’s no other option. Despite the fact God is infinitely wise, we think we can fix our issues better than He can.
But He has the answer: ‘You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in You… whose thoughts are fixed on You!… for those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough. You are a God who does what is right, and You smooth out the path ahead of them.’ (Isaiah 26:3,7 NLT)
If you want a peaceful state of mind, here’s a great life rule: ‘Do your best, and trust God with the rest.’ In other words, don’t expect God to do everything for you but don’t expect Him to do nothing, either. Try your hardest, put the required effort in, stick it out even when the going gets tough—but leave the outcome to God. Paul addresses this: ‘Do not [for a moment] be frightened…for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign… from God.’ (Philippians 1:28 AMPC)
Satan doesn’t know what to do when he can’t get you upset; you’ve taken a powerful weapon out of his hands. By trusting God completely, you’re no longer at the mercy of situations, people, or your own emotions and limitations. The question isn’t: ‘Will trouble come?’ Instead it’s: ‘How will you handle it when it does?’ The Bible says, ‘We who have believed do enter that rest.’ (Hebrews 4:3 KJV) When things go wrong—don’t go wrong along with them. Follow God’s leading, look to His Word, then rest in Him and trust Him to work on your behalf.
SoulFood: Is 38–41, John 6:60–71, Ps 96, Prov 28:17–20
word4today an adaptation of The Word For Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2017
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