July 2017 Devotion

FINDING PEACE

Did you know that peace is a choice? When the world seems chaotic, it is a tremendous benefit to have the solace that the Lord provides. Somehow, He quells our anxieties.  Trusting God provides the key.

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the LORD forever; for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.” (Isaiah 26:3-4)

There are numerous promises in the Bible that God is going to keep with, or without, our cooperation. For example Jesus is returning to Earth. No action on our part will influence this event. God is going to do this. Other promises in the Bible are conditional. In other words, our cooperation is necessary to see a specific result. This is the case with the promise in Isaiah. Our action is required if we want to experience God’s perfect peace. We must rust God to receive this incredible blessing.

There is an old hymn, “What A Friend We Have In Jesus.” The verses capture the essence of this passage. Will we be wise enough to enjoy this feature of our faith? Can we really trust the Almiighty with our problems? May you experience God’s perfect peace today,.