“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isaiah 26:3).
The storm was strong. Thunder shook the house. The electricity had gone out. Strong winds blew on everything. Dark skies had an eerie effect. The cat snuggled under the bed, wide eyed. But just as suddenly as it began, the storm ended. We went outside to see the damage. My first thought was how peaceful it was now that the storm had passed. Clearing skies and calm breezes left a clean smell in the air. The yard was a mess, but everything was washed clear of the dust.
There are times when nothing seems to go right. Things that are out of your control are, well, out of your control. However, God is in control the entire time. Even during the storm, God has it all in His control. When Jesus and the disciples were in a boat and the sea became stormy, Jesus slept. You can’t get any more at peace than that.
What worries you? What scares you? God has you in the palm of His very large hand. Isaiah 26:3 tells us that peace comes as we trust God. Peace and trust are the two sides of the same coin. Turn your thoughts toward God, and peace is the result. In that peace everything is clearer and cleaner. Just like after a storm.
Peace comes as we trust God.
» What is going on in my life that is like a storm: completely out of my control and scary or dangerous?
» Do I remember that God is in control of this “storm” in my life?
» Do I keep my thoughts on God?
» If not, why not?