You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
This is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. I love the promise that the Lord makes to us in this verse. I have to say that in the world we are living in today, things are moving so quickly it is hard to catch your breath. Sometimes peace is something that is very hard to come by. I think that most of you who know me know that I have had so many things happen in my life and yet, even through the worst times, Jesus was always with me. Life can be so demanding sometimes and I feel like I am being pulled from every direction. Everyone seems to want something from me, they are never happy with what I have given, and sometimes, it just seems like I can not make anyone happy. That sometimes and it is so wonderful to just leave it all behind and spend some time with Jesus every single day. I don’t think honestly that I could take this world without Jesus.
That is when I just have to say “I have had enough!” I have to just stop everything and turn to Jesus. It is so wonderful to just leave it all behind and spend some time with Jesus every single day. I don’t think honestly that I could take this world without Jesus. He is the water of life that quenches my thirst and refreshes my soul. He is my reason for living and I cannot go a day without spending time with Him. I will usually start with prayer and thank the Lord for being here with me. Then I get into the Word. I have found in my walk with Jesus that I cannot go a day without reading or listening to the Word of God every day. It is what gives me the strength, motivation, and the peace that I need to live in this very beautiful but crazy world.
In this verse, we can stand on the promise that Jesus gives us as long as we put our trust in Him. I will never forget one particular day when I was in chemotherapy for my lung cancer and I was not feeling very well as they were setting up my IV’s to pump the poison into my veins. I could feel it burning through my veins and I though Lord this is so horrible, please help me to get well so that I can live through this!!
I felt the Holy Spirit within me and He was letting me know that He was with me and that he would never leave me and then the most incredible thing happened to me. I was filled with such joy in the midst of something so very painful and hard that I wept. I have never in all of my life felt joy like this!!! It completely overwhelmed me I had the joy of the Lord!!! I smiled and said Lord you are so amazing and then I cried I was so happy and so filled with His peace. The nurse came into my room to check on me and she said that I looked very happy for someone going through such rigorous chemo. I just told her that it was Jesus and He was giving me a taste of His joy and she just smiled and continued to check all of the equipment.
The thing I want to share is that it really doesn’t matter who we are or where we live, Jesus can and will walk with us through every part of our lives!! Don’t ever be afraid to call on Him. He won’t ever let you down and when you are walking in the fire he will hold your hand and bring you through it. He will give you His peace that passes human understanding. The world cannot understand the peace that we have in Christ Jesus. Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you. Not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27). I just try to stand on that Scripture whenever the world starts to get so hard. You can too. God bless you!