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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Perfect Peace-Not a Myth

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you” Isaiah 26:3, NLT)!

Perfect peace is not a myth. It is not a dream or something that is just beyond reach. It is an absolute truth, and thoroughly attainable in the midst of any situation. Instead of drowning in fear, I can rest in His peace. Peace is born of trust in God, and is discovered when my mind is trained to focus only on the truth of His Word─His faithfulness, His power, His promise, and His will. He carries me through and often above the worst circumstance or pain. I don't have to be anxious about anything when I give all my fear to God (Philippians 4:6). If I dwell only on my circumstance, I don't allow God to handle what I can't handle. I try to control what I am unable to control, and fear consumes me. Instead of dwelling on my circumstance or my pain, I can train my mind to think on His truth that I can do all things with His strength (Philippians 4:13). If I trust the Lord and give Him all the fear that consumes my mind, I can receive His peace. My human mind can't comprehend this supernatural peace. I can't reason His peace. It just comes when my mind dwells on His Word, and His absolute unchanging faithfulness to me (Philippians 4:7-8). Trust blossoms as I lay more and more on His altar in my times of need (Hebrews 4:16). As I train my mind to dwell on Him, I capture thoughts that destroy trust, and pull down strongholds which fear has wrought. (2 Corinthians 10:4-5). I reach a place of trust where nothing can destroy the peace that He has brought. My faith rests on the firm foundation of His Word, and my mind remains constantly and completely fixed upon Him. 

His perfect peace is absolutely real. It is that place where the thoughts of my mind are made new by His Spirit (Ephesians 4:23), and where I receive His perfectly sufficient grace over and over again.

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