Trust In The Lord Forever; Perfect Peace

VERSE OF THE DAY.Isaiah 26:4 (Good News Translation).Share.Trust in the Lord forever; he will always protect us.Trust in the lord always forever; he will never leave us and will always protect us.ISAIAH 26:3-4.Posted June 15, 2015.You keep him in perfect peace.whose mind is stayed on you,.because he trusts in you.Trust in the LORD forever,.for the LORD God is an everlasting rock.Think about your life for a moment: When is it that you experience peace? When all is well? When the things you had hoped for have come to pass? What about in the midst of storms and calamities? Where do you run? What do you put your trust in? What provides stability to you in times of trouble? In these times of trouble is true peace even possible? In verse 3 of Isaiah 26, we find a promise of what is described as “perfect peace” to those who’ve put their trust in God, and then in verse 4, we are called into that same trust and told the reason why God is worthy of that trust.PERFECT PEACE.You will experience difficulty in this life. When you do, you will naturally run to places or people or activities you think can either resolve that difficulty or help you through it. Where does your mind run? What do you think on and meditate on? Is it anchored in and grounded on God, or does your mind run to fearful places or places of distraction? Does it remove God completely from the equation? What do you bank on and put your trust in? Here we are told that God promises perfect peace to the one whose mind is stayed on God because he trusts in God. Often in difficulty, the mind runs away from God because the heart is not sure it can trust God. It is precisely in these times that we must discipline our minds to rehearse and remember truth about God and His promises.Oswald Chambers said, “Your mind is the greatest gift God has given you and it ought to be devoted entirely to Him. You should seek to be ‘bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ…’ (2 Corinthians 10:5). This will be one of the greatest assets of your faith when a time of trial comes, because then your faith and the Spirit of God will work together.”.Everything else we stay our minds on and put our trust in might offer temporary & imperfect peace, but God alone is the issuer of perfect peace because He alone is perfect and rules the universe! While other things and people promise such things, He’s the only one that can deliver on the promise of perfect peace.EVERLASTING ROCK.Based on the promise of verse 3, verse 4 calls us to put our trust in God. It doesn’t call us to put our trust in Him for a season, but rather forever. This call is based on the truth that the Lord God is an everlasting rock. Our trust in God isn’t based on the strength of our faith in Him, but rather Who He is. He is an eternal Rock, and because He is that, He is trustworthy. We look for stable ground in this life, and when we seek stability from finite things, we are inevitably let down. We might find refuge for a season in something or someone else, but these other rocks are temporary and crumbling rocks. God alone is the everlasting and steady Rock.In Matthew 7:24-27, Jesus calls us to build our lives on Him and obedience to His words… The rain will fall, the floods will come, the winds will blow, but those who’ve built a house on Christ are like a house built on a rock that can withstand these trials. Those who’ve put trust their trust in anything else other than Christ are like houses built on sand that can’t hold up and are washed away. May we never forget that Jesus laid down His life for us that we might find a home in Him and be kept in perfect peace. This is not a promise of a carefree, trouble-less existence, but rather a life that knows and trusts in a God who holds and keeps us in every season. May you know perfect peace because your mind is stayed on God and your trust in rooted in the One who is our everlasting Rock.CREDITS.Song by Ryan Walker & the Night Nights.Produced & mixed by Dustin Ragland.Artwork by Jonathan Lindsey.Isaiah 26:3 Meaning of Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace.Nov 6, 2019 by Editor in Chief.Isaiah 26:3.“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.”.Explanation and Commentary on Isaiah 26:3.Here is a series of causes and effects, along with some unspoken ones that undergird the whole verse. Those who trust in the Lord will have a steadfast mind as a result. Those who have a steadfast mind will be kept by God in perfect peace.Verse 4, which directly follows says, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” God is not only our Rock but he is our eternal Rock, which means that we are not only to trust him for this life but forever. It also stands that his perfect peace is eternal.Humans seek the world’s peace as a great achievement. For the Christian, perfect peace is a byproduct of the simple command to “trust in” the Lord. This is what Adam and Eve failed to do (Gen 3:6), but what Jesus did to perfection (Lk 22:42). And because he did, we can.Breaking Down the Key Parts of Isaiah 26:3.#1 “You will keep…”.God keeps us. He created us. He blesses us, and he keeps us in the palm of his hand.#2 “…in perfect peace…”.Perfect peace is the goal of humanity, though there are few who understand this, they are aiming for it in all their idolatry. Perfect peace starts with peace with God through Jesus Christ (Eph 2:14). We first have enmity with God because of our sin. Christ died for us while we were still sinners (Ro 5:8) and brought us peace with the Father.#3 “those whose minds are steadfast,”.Steadfast minds are firm and do not waiver. When Moses killed the Egyptian for abusing his kinsman, it says that he first looked to the right and the left (Ex 2:12). But those who are steadfast look straight ahead like Christ, who resolutely “set his face to go to Jerusalem” (Lk 9:51) and who said through the prophet Isaiah, “I have set my face like flint” (Isa 50:7). Steadfast action comes from a steadfast mind.#4 “because they trust in you.”.The only way to achieve a steadfast mind that lasts into eternity is through total trust in God. Is God still on his throne, blessing and keeping his children? Then be steadfast. Has God sent his one and only Son to save you by his death on the cross? Then trust in him. He will never fail you. Trust in him by completely surrendering all to him. There is no other way. Then will come a steadfast mind, and perfect peace.Explanation and Commentary on Isaiah 26:3.Verse 4, which directly follows says, “Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal.” God is not only our Rock but he is our eternal Rock, which means that we are not only to trust him for this life but forever. Nov 6, 2019.Isaiah 26:3-4 “Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace…”.Passage:.“Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace—in peace because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.”—Isaiah 26:3-4.This brief passage is a universal prescription for whatever is disturbing us. The prescription is that we remain “of steadfast mind”—that we know without question, doubt or distraction the truth that we are the Allness of God seeking to express in this human experience. Believing in a distant God who may or may not be listening won’t suffice. We must truly understand our innate Oneness with the divine energy we call God. We must never slip back into victim consciousness. The Lord God—the Presence of God within us—is the everlasting rock on which everything can be built. If we find ourselves distressed, depressed, doubting or confused, we can simply quiet our minds, focus on the reality of God, and allow the promised peace to guide us forward. It’s like Emmet Fox’s famous Golden Key: Take your mind off your problem, and put your mind on God.Blessings!Rev. Ed.What Does Isaiah 26:3 Mean? ►.You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you.Isaiah 26:3(ISV).Verse Thoughts.In Isaiah 26 we see the prophet rehearsing a song of trust in the provision of God – he sings of how God will restore Israel, who will once again walk in righteousness and peace. After the coming judgement for their sin, a day will dawn when Israel will be redeemed and restored, and they will walk in the paths of righteousness and be covered with God’s blanket of peace, for when the eyes of the hearts are focused on the Lord, His perfect peace stills the soul and floods the heart.And this is equally true of the church today, for when Christians set their thoughts of their hearts of Christ Jesus, they are flooded with an inner peace – an inexplicable peace… a perfect peace that only comes from above.In the Psalms we read that righteousness and peace kiss each other and the peace for which we all crave, only comes as a result of righteousness. When the sinner-man trusts in Christ as saviour, he is clothed in Christ’s righteousness and receives peace with God. When the saved-man, who is clothed in Christ’s own righteousness, walks in spirit and truth, he maintains fellowship with the Father and receives the perfect peace of God, which passes our comprehension.Yes, indeed God gives the one who trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ as saviour PEACE WITH GOD – and He will keep the believer in Christ Jesus covered in His own perfect peace, by giving us the PEACE OF GOD which transcends human understanding. Let us ensure that the thoughts of our hearts are fixed on the Lord Jesus moment by moment as we take every thought captive to Him, for God has promised to keep in perfect peace all who trust in Him and fasten the eyes of their hearts upon Him.My Prayer.Loving Father I pray that the thoughts of my heart and the meditation of my mind be centred on You moment by moment, so that the righteousness and peace of Christ will kiss my life as I walk in spirit and truth… in the power of the Holy Spirit, AMEN.Source: https://dailyverse. knowing-jesus. com/isaiah-26-3.What Does Isaiah 26:4 Mean? ►.”Trust in the LORD forever, For in GOD the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock.Isaiah 26:4(NASB).Verse Thoughts.Peace is what people have yearned for down through the ages, and in this passage of scripture, the nation of Israel has just been given a glorious promise from God of His perfect peace – if only their minds are stayed on Him.A little earlier in his prophecies to Israel, Isaiah called to their remembrance that God is their refuge and strength in every trial they face.. and their everlasting Rock in the storms of life. He also reminded them that God will judge their enemies and preserve His people in the land that He promised to their forefather – to Abraham and his seed forever.Like Israel.. we too are reminded that righteousness and peace embrace each other.. and that the fruit of righteousness is God’s perfect peace – peace with God and the peace of God. And it was at Calvary that righteousness and peace kissed each other, in Christ – for without righteousness there can be no peace and without peace there is no righteousness.And so like Israel, we are called to trust in the Lord, our Righteousness, forever and ever – and the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in His wings. We are called to trust in the Lord with all our heart and not to lean upon our own understanding, because the Lord our God is our everlasting Rock – He is our Fortress in times of trouble and He is our exceedingly great reward.My Prayer.Heavenly Father, thank You for Your never-failing goodness and Your promise of peace and righteousness.. in Christ Jesus my Lord. Keep me looking to You, depending upon You and trusting in You every day of my life, for You are my everlasting Rock.. my God and my Father, my Saviour and King and I love You Lord, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN,.Source: https://dailyverse. knowing-jesus.

Author: J. Palmer

Living under the wings of God and the angels around me keeping me going and safe. Sharing the love of Christ.

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