You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. (Isa 26:3) Our inner peace is supported by and dependent upon our complete trust in and focus upon God Himself.
But whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ (Lk 10:5) We can share the glorious peace that resides in each one of us with others! How wonderful!
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (Joh 14:27) Jesus is speaking in this passage, and it says that He gives each one of us His own peace. What a precious gift!
Jesus was so filled with peace that he was able to SLEEP in a small boat in the midst of the sea during a fierce storm! (Mk 4:35-39) Jesus commanded the sea to be still, and it obeyed Him. Jesus literally spoke the peace that was within Him into the sea.
What does it mean to be kept in “perfect peace” as mentioned in Isaiah 26, above?
This is referring to a peace that is not dependent upon our circumstances at all. Rather, it is entirely and completely reliant upon knowing—with complete assurance—that God loves us wholeheartedly; and that He is with each one of us ALWAYS.
Bear Grylls writes in his autobiography, ‘Faith in Christ has been the great empowering presence in my life, helping me walk strong when so often I feel so weak.’ Bear is a former member of the UK Special Forces, and his TV adventure series Man vs. Wild has reached an estimated 1.2 billion viewers in over 180 countries.
God’s presence in our lives should be a constant reassurance to us. The knowledge of His unfailing love and His plan to bless each of us at all times is designed (by our Creator) to fill us with peace. This peace is a deep, abiding sense of tranquility and calm within us.
As we rest in the loving arms of Jesus, having the certainty of His goodness and His good plans for us, we are made strong and powerful. Knowing that the Lord has already purchased our victory, we are inspired to live our lives of faith courageously. Be bold in the Lord for you are blessed!