You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.
—Isaiah 26:3 NKJV
Nothing is constant in life. You may feel peace when life is good and experience fear when life is uncertain and hard. But you don’t have to live by what you feel. Fear doesn’t have to control you. Christ’s peace has overcome fear’s power to control you (John 16:33). He has overcome your roller-coaster ride of feelings. His peace is yours (John 14:27). For you to experience His peace, you have to believe in the infinite value of God’s love for you and the priceless value you are to Him.
The only constant that will keep you in perfect peace is to believe how much God loves you and what His love has given you. God hasn’t given you a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). You have the power to believe He takes care of you and your concerns. You have His love that gave His Son to die for you (John 3:16).) You have the mind of Christ that lives by faith and not by feelings (1 Corinthians 2:16). But if you don’t believe the truths that the Word reveals, you will not experience His peace. When you are at peace in your relationship with God, you believe in the infinite value He has placed on your life. When life is difficult, you have no reason to doubt Him. You can believe that every spiritual blessing is already yours in Christ (Ephesians 1:3).
Never trust your feelings. They will betray you. They always change. Trust God and the unchanging truth of His Word. His words are spirit and life (John 6:63). God asks you to look beyond what you feel—what your natural mind says is true—and believe what He says is true.
You receive faith by hearing the Word of God and being renewed in the spirit of your mind (Romans 10:17, Ephesians 4:23-24). Faith requires you to trust in the truth of God's Word beyond what you experience or feel. When you allow the Word to teach you what is true instead of letting your feelings tell you what is true, you are renewed by God’s truth. The Word transforms the way you think (Romans 12:2), and you begin to trust God’s Word rather than how you feel. When you continually focus your mind on the truth of what God says instead of what you feel, you experience the power of His faith over your feelings. Your feelings will eventually be controlled by His truth.
“Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you (Philippians 4:8-9, NKJV).
“For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace” (Romans 8:6, NKJV).
God guards your mind and keeps you in perfect peace when your thoughts are on Him instead of what is happening or what might happen in your life. Don’t dwell on personal problems you have or might have. Your mind will run havoc with feelings of fear. Be spiritually minded—see the things that He promises as yours. Believe in the blessings of God, and experience life and peace.
Do you know your value to God? He didn’t pay for you with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. It was the precious blood of His Son, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God (1 Peter 1:18-19).
You are priceless to Him. And He has given you priceless peace. You choose to make His peace your own. You choose to exercise your faith and believe in what the priceless and precious blood of Jesus has purchased for you. And when your mind stays upon His truth and you believe it in your heart, you will know His perfect peace.
© 2022 Lynn Lacher
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