Think About It – Isaiah 26:3

thinking“You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3, ESV).

Does your mind ever wander?

When your mind wanders, what is it you find yourself thinking about?

If you’re like me, you think about things that are worrying you.

What if you started thinking about the Goodness and Greatness of God instead of thinking about your problems?

This verse says that God is the source of peace for those who keep their thoughts focused on Him. Such serenity is possible because the person whose mind is focused on God also trusts in God andhas no reason to be anxious because God is trustworthy: “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock” (Isaiah 26:4).

The Hebrew word for “peace,” shalom, conveys not merely the absence of conflict and turmoil but also the notion of positive blessing, especially in terms of having a right relationship with God so that “all is well” in one’s life.

Shalom may be manifested most clearly amid persecution and tribulation, which is the context for Isaiah’s declaration in this verse.

So instead of obsessing about your problems, find perfect peace, find shalom, by thinking about the One Who is greater than your problems.

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