You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. – Isaiah 26:3
Back in August, a couple of guys and myself decided to read through the Bible together in a year. I’ve actually never done it in a year. It always seems to take me a few months more than a year. My progress sometimes gets slowed down when I’m reading other books or writing sermons. Nevertheless, when I don’t know what to do or where to go, I just pick up reading from the last spot that I read in the Bible. It is amazing how many times right where I am reading speaks right into my life.
This morning, I only made it three verses into Isaiah 26. I find myself rushing so fast through life right now. I’m wishing days away so Spring Break can finally arrive. I don’t know how I get to this point, probably 1 mile per hour at a time. I don’t know even what usually snaps me out of it. Today, it is the Word of God snapping me out of it.
If I am rushing through life, I am not walking with God. He gets to set the pace of my life, not me. Walking with Him for a day is 10,000 times better than speeding through a day without Him and just “getting it over with.” It is so cool to me how God continually uses such elementary things to draw me back to Him. I really am a child of God. I need such wisdom and correction from my Heavenly Father in the smallest of things. I’m pretty sure I will never outgrow that. I’m really sure that He is the best thing this life offers.
Perfect peace. How awesome does that sound? No matter what my circumstances are, no matter what is going on around me, even though all hell is breaking out in my life . . . perfect peace. How? I am kept in perfect peace because my mind is on Him. My mind is stayed on Him. I am kept in perfect peace because I trust Him. He can be trusted.
I love you so much, God. There is and never will be another like you. You are holy and infinitely worthy of glory, honor, and praise. You redeemed me and kept sin and death from devouring me. Help my mind stay on you today and forever.