Peace Week: One Hope

“You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)

If I were to ask you, “What’s the ultimate source of peace?” You would answer “Jesus” or “God” or “the Bible,” because those are the right answers to every Bible study question ever. And, of course, all are correct, in a way.

peace_350But suppose we were standing in an airplane that had run out of fuel 30,000 feet in air and I asked you, “What’s the safest way down, this parachute or flapping your arms really fast?”

You wouldn’t guess at an answer you thought I wanted to hear, you’d take the parachute and put all of your hope in it to save your life – instead of foolishly believing you could save yourself.

In any given moment, the ultimate source of peace is to actively trust God to take care of everything that terrifies you. Why? Because he is perfectly powerful and good and loving. And nothing else is.

Think: Could you ever have perfect peace of mind without trusting God? If so, would that peace be reasonable, rational? Why or why not?

Pray: Ask God to help you to actively and “steadfastly” trust him so that you can regularly experience his perfect peace.

Do: Read today’s verse again and look up the world “steadfast” in a dictionary. Write down one of the definitions on any piece of paper that happens to be nearby.