“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (Isaiah 26:3 KJV) The King James Version of our devotion helps to put things in a succinct perspective for us as family and friends to fully grasp. It is somewhat difficult nowadays to have our minds focused on something without thought or conversation slipping in concerning COVID-19. Agreed? Well then for the moment, no matter how preoccupied the world has become with this pandemic in conversation, thought or medical urgency…. we can still have “peace” about it. And not just peace that we will stay safe and protected…but “perfect peace.” (The absolute spiritual calm that we will have victory during and on the other side of all this.) But we cannot falter in our thoughts of trust for God to carry us through….because we “trusteth in Thee.” Meditate if you will on that today…no matter what else happens. “Dear Lord, we just say Amen for your perfect peace.” (Pastor Rick Thomas)
Throughout the Word of God, we are taught to “fear not.” There is an unchanging spiritual principle that fear becomes a magnet to attract the thing you dread the most. This principle goes all the way back to Job: “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me” (Job 3:25).
Fear negates faith and will rob you of your peace if you let it control you. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline. It gives us peace and rest.
We are taught do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:6-7).
There is no physical pain, mental or spiritual wound, weakness or infirmity that wasn’t covered by the infinite and eternal sacrifice of Jesus Christ on Calvary. He was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed (Isaiah 53:5).
Meditate, hold fast to the image that our debt has already been paid in full and plead the blood of Jesus over everything. When we speak the Word of God, and it will shut down the voice of fear and all its attachments. His Word is alive, active and will accomplish all that He sends it to do. There is nothing the enemy can do that God cannot undo.
In God, whose word I praise— in God, I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? (Psalm 56:4)
Be blessed, keep God first and keep looking up,