We live in a world where peace is elusive. But there are many different kinds of Peace. Or perhaps it’s more accurate to say there are many kinds of turmoil that try to destroy peace.
Our natural mind wants to think that if these things would just go away, we’d have peace. But there are two problems with that.
- Jesus Himself said that all of our troubles will never go away.
- There is a deeper peace that Jesus brings us.
This is Isaiah 26:3 in multiple different versions. Read these out loud. Confess them to Yourself and ask God to make the truth of them come alive in your heart and mind!
You will keep the mind that is dependent on you in perfect peace, for it is trusting in you. CSB
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. ESV
You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You. HCSB
You, Lord, give true peace. You give peace to those who depend on you. You give peace to those who trust you. ICB
You will keep perfectly peaceful the one whose mind remains focused on you, because he remains in you. ISV
He will keep in perfect peace all those who trust in him, whose thoughts turn often to the Lord! TLB
O Lord, you grant peace to those who are steadfast because of their trust in you. NCB
Lord, you will give perfect peace to those who commit themselves to be faithful to you. That’s because they trust in you. NIRV
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! NLT
You will keep the peace, a perfect peace, for all who trust in You, for those who dedicate their hearts and minds to You. VOICE
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You. AMPC
God, you give true peace to people who depend on you, to those who trust in you. ERV
Lord, thank You for Your peace! Teach us to keep our minds fixed on You, and let this be the evidence of our trust in You!