Perfect Peace For Those Who Are Steadfast

You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal. – Isaiah 26:3-4

Insecurity is one of the most common causes of broken peace. The primary cause of insecurity is the inability to trust. Most people who have difficulty trusting others have had their trust betrayed by those who should have been trustworthy.

We have ministered to many people whose lives were marked by broken trust. All too often those who should have been their care givers were their abusers. Mental, physical and sexual abuse mark their past. Their experience is that those whom they trust will take advantage of them.

These people will often close themselves to emotional intimacy because they don’t want to be hurt anymore. They are insecure and fearful of becoming vulnerable. If that is where you are, or where you have been, I have good news for you. You can trust in the Lord because he is the rock eternal. Friends and relatives may fail you, but the Lord will never fail you.

Throughout the Bible the Lord God is portrayed as being a rock, a strong tower, a fortress, a hiding place. A common thread of promise is that the Lord is safe and secure; put your trust in him and you will not be disappointed.

As we grow in faith and our ability to trust the Lord matures then we find ourselves having perfect peace because we know that regardless of the circumstances the Lord is in control. Paul writes to the Romans, “We know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28).

A key to trusting God and releasing his peace is keeping our focus on him. If our focus is past hurts then we will continue to experience hurt and insecurity. When our focus is on the faithfulness of God then great peace is our reward.

Prayer: Father God, help me to see you as you really are not as the other authority figures in my life have been. Help me to be steadfast in my faith and my walk with you. In Jesus name, amen.

Principle: You can trust in the Lord because he is the rock eternal.

Affirmation: Friends and relatives may not be faithful to me but I have great peace in knowing that I can trust the Lord because he is faithful.

Reflection: Many people have trust issues because of the way they were treated in their formative. How does that affect their ability to trust others? How can we come to trust God?

My Thoughts: I would enjoy knowing your thoughts on this devotion. Please leave a comment.

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