Perfect Peace (12/20/2020)
“You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You
Because he trusts in You” (Isaiah 26:3).
On this day of praise and thanksgiving, Isaiah speaks for God’s people as they prepare this song to be sung to their Protector and Heavenly Father when He accomplishes the victory promised in the previous chapter.
Isaiah here restricts the promise, limiting it to those who focus on God and who place their trust in Him. The promise is so idyllic that it’s like a dream: perfect peace.
The Israelites wanted that peace from those enemies who continued to trouble them. We today want this kind of peace from different kinds of enemies: we want relief from the stress of a world filled with violence, chaos, corruption, and disease.
The truth is, this kind of peace can come from only one source: God. Even more important than peace from the stress of this world is spiritual peace. It’s only when we focus on God and place our trust in Him that we can find such lasting peace.