You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in you.
I have learned to trust the Lord in all circumstances of life. I used to worry and be sad over some times of life, but it doesn't do any good to worry. Hard things happen to everyone and that's just the truth. I read scriptures like Isaiah 26:3 and it talks about God keep you in perfect peace when you have your mind stayed on him. We must purpose our minds to stay in peace and not fear.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
GOD'S WORD REMAINS THE SAME ~
I AM YOUR GOD
Let's be real, there are things in life that brings a scared feeling to us at times. Times of the unknown and what's next. That sudden moment of change and we are forced into dealing with something. The unknown is hard for many of us. Those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength the Bible says.
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Is there something in your life in which you need to turn over to God? You know, that one thing that you keep worrying about and nothing is changing. You spend a lot of time going around the same mountain of life. That statement sounds like me at times of life. I wasted so much time on things I couldn't change anyway. Worrying got me no where, but it sure brought stress to my life. When I turned that situation over to God, my stress was less and I began to trust the Lord with all my heart. After all, in is in God whom I trust so why be scared.
A new day begins and often times we have a dream at night that takes us somewhere else. Only to wake in the morning and realize it was a dream last night. A have a few people from my past that said harsh words to me. Words that can tear you apart if you let it. I have learned to overcome the negative words and live in a land of peace. In this dream, those same few people were in it. Making peace with me and then suddenly walked away again from friendship. I think it shows me that they were never friends in the first place nor followed the way of the Lord. The dream started to bring sadness this morning and then I realize I must stop thinking about it. God brought me through this over twenty years ago and I won't let it come back today. Even the enemy of our soul will try to get us in our dreams at night. That's why they become nightmares and not a dream.
Well, I am a wake and living in the freedom of God. A new day begins and I will cherish every moment of this new day. It is Sunday and I choose to live in peace of mind. I hope you do too.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.