Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee because he trusteth in thee – Isaiah 26:3.
Peace is the tranquility of the mind, freeing one from worry and fear. Peace is also one of the Fruit of the Spirit. This fruit can be produced only by God. One thing about life, we are either going into a storm, in a storm, or coming out of one.
God did not promise Christians they wouldn’t have storms or circumstances in their life, but they do have a promise that God will keep them in perfect peace. There’s peace for you in the time of the storm or circumstances.
When the world is going crazy all around you, you can be at peace. In the natural, when a hurricane comes in, the wind blows, and it rains for a period of time. Then there’s peace and calm in the eye of the hurricane. The place of calm before the other side of the swirling air mass comes, and you go through the storm again.
But with Jesus Christ, we’re always in the eye of the storm, a place of peace, calm, safety, and rest! Jesus told His disciples then, and now, He has given His peace (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. Nothing takes God by surprise; He’s not sitting in heaven twirling His fingers saying what should I do.
God sees circumstances, storms, and problems before they come to each of us. He’s waiting on us to trust Him. Trusting does not mean you disregard what’s going on, but you know who can give help and resolve the circumstances and storms.
There may be all kinds of things that are blowing around in your life. Everything under the sun may be coming loose, things that aren’t nailed down, and some things that are nailed down. If your mind stays on Jesus, you will live in peace.
When you’re in the peace of God, you can’t go under; your ship can’t sink, and you can’t go under for going over! When the matter comes to your mind, rehearse it to God; when it begins to speak louder to your mind, rehearse it to God, the voice that speaks the loudest is from Satan.
You see, the more you tell God, you place your faith in Him. You’re basically saying,” God, here’s the circumstance or problem, I’m giving it to you to instruct me in what to do, or will you resolve it.” While you’re waiting, rest in His peace. Worrying causes strokes, heart attacks, and asterisms, but faith brings peace and the hand of God in your circumstances.