Isaiah 26:3,4 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.
Is perfect peace possible in an imperfect world? Is perfect peace possible in my life that it filled with troubles and adversity? According to Scripture, the answer lies in what you choose to fix your thoughts upon. Read our verse again slowly, prayerfully. In Hebrew, the term perfect peace is actually shalom shalom. This shows how in Hebrew, repetition communicates intensity. It isn’t just shalom; it is shalom shalom, perfect peace. To whom is this perfect peace promised? To those whose minds are stayed on Jehovah. This is the place of perfect peace, and the source of it. When we keep our minds stayed – settled upon, established upon – the LORD Himself, then we can be kept in this perfect peace.
Please note beloved that this “stayed” mindset is a mindset of trust in The Lord and His strength. Proverbs 3:5 expresses this same idea: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding.” The word for lean in Proverbs 3:5 comes from the same root as the word stayed in Isaiah 26:3. When we trust in the LORD, we do not lean on our own understanding. To lean on the LORD is to trust Him. To be sustained by the LORD is to trust Him. To be established by the LORD is to trust Him. To be upheld by the LORD is to trust Him. The battle for trust in our lives begins in our minds. If we trust the LORD, it will show in our actions, but it will begin in our mind.
Trust Jesus beloved. He loves you with an everlasting love. Selah