In spite of all the chapters of my life that have been anything but easy,
there’s still a lot about my journey that has been very good.
However, I can’t think of any area of my life I would describe using the word “perfect.”
“Perfect” carries with it the idea of “needing no improvement.”
“Perfect” carries with it the idea of “flawless” or “lacking nothing.”
If you spend just one day with me and we’re able to have a heart-to-heart conversation,
you’ll walk away with many words but one of them will not be “perfect.”
So this morning as I read Isaiah 26:3,
my tongue stumbled as I read this phrase –
You will keep in perfect peace.
God longs to keep me in perfect peace?
A peace that is completely free of imperfections???
I want this peace.
I need it.
How can I have this gift He longs to give?
I keep stumbling through His Word and I find the answer.
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
If I want perfect peace, my mind is going to have to be steadfast…………………
resolutely or dutifully firm and unwavering.“steadfast loyalty”synonyms: loyal, faithful, committed, devoted, dedicated, dependable, reliable, steady, true, constant, solidA loyal mindA faithful mindA devoted mindA dedicated mindA dependable mindA reliable mindA steady mindA true mindA constant mindA solid mindNo waffling in my thought process about who God isNo doubting, questioning, wondering………………If I want perfect peace, I’ve got to remember all the time that is……………
GOD IS WORTHY OF MY TRUST
That means that He can take everything else about my not-so-perfect life and He can bring good.
He loves me more that I could ever love myself, and so today I can walk in confidence and have perfect peace.
In spite of my tears,
in spite of my struggles,
in spite of all the things that could easily consume my thought process,
GOD IS WITH ME AND HE IS WORKING ALL THINGS FOR GOOD.
So, today, I want to accept His perfect peace.
I want to rise and face another Monday with Him……………….and I want to face it with a solid mind.
I’m so glad that a perfect Father chose to offer us one perfect thing while we walk on this planet, and I’m so glad that one perfect thing can change everything about today and tomorrow.
A peace that is………………………
Needing no improvement
It really is an option for all of us today!