You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you. —Isaiah 26:3 NIV
What does feeling comfortable have to do with character? What have I discovered in the uncomfortable challenges or life? What lessons have I learned that create in me the ability to persevere? One lesson is that I can conquer the valley with the strength God has wrought in me. The joy found on the mountain is a state of mind and spirit that is promised for those who walk through the valley determined to experience all of His promise. I can never experience His power until I have surrendered my own weakness. It is in surrender that virtue of character is learned, and it is in freedom from the painful control of life's suffering that His peace is secured. He will keep me in perfect peace when my mind is focused on Him instead of what I face.
© 2017 Lynn Lacher