“You will keep him in perfect peace – whose mind is set on You, because he trusts in You. “ Isaiah 26:3
In a typical day, a million things cram my mind. Not a dark corner goes uncluttered by the time my feet hit the floor…my needs, Daniel, the kids, the menu for the day, friends, choices, responsibilities…God??? Unfortunately, too many times, in that order.
But the days I choose to begin in You, Abba, those days where before my feet hit the floor- I find myself already meditating on who You are, the plans You have for my life, the changes You want and are more than able to make in me and through me…these are the days I find my peace. Not that this comes easy, or tarries without temptation or want.
No, before I know it – the phone rings – wrong person, wrong time, wrong circumstances – maybe just a wrong word in the middle of the conversation – and before I know it, my mind is no longer fixed on who You are, but on who I am – who I really am – but hate to be when tooth hits nail sometimes. But then, I am reminded…
You keep me in peace because I set my focus on You! I trust You as Abba Father; therefore, I know that You take care of everything that concerns me. Even the hardship that I endure for the moment is allowed as an opportunity for me to become more like Your Son. Yes, God, You are my perfect peace!
You will keep me, God, in the middle of the circumstances of life –
Your peace will rest upon me, God – no matter the hardship or strife.
When my mind becomes anchored on Your unchanging Word –
not an action that takes place, or a voice that can be heard –
change the awesome plans You have for me –
because You, O God, my heart is fixed on Thee.
Trials in this life come a dozen a day,
sometimes even more – no one can really say –
because each person’s experiences leave a different impact –
but I know You’re still the answer,
and this is definitely a fact!
When I choose to submit all my worries and my doubts –
to the authority of Your Word – rather than live with my head up in the clouds –
I hit my knees first; plead the blood of Your Son constantly,
than I know that Your eyes will be steadily fixed upon me.
Because I trust in You, My God, My Fortress, My Deliverer, My Strength –
my mind can be at perfect peace and my body will not faint.
Because You purposed my life – beginning to the end –
before my heartbeat started or even before my mother would say my life began –
Each day is fashioned in Your hands; each breath I breathe is Yours;
O my heart is fixed upon You, O God, my peace alone in you, who I adore.