Watching the news these days is a constant reminder of the “perilous” times Apostle Paul told Timothy about (2 Tim. 3:1-5). We are the generation that God chose to be a part of these difficult days. Do you ever think about it from God’s perspective?
The prophet Isaiah also lived in a time of tremendous turmoil. And he prophesied more of the same. Even so, in our times, there will be more of the same. The Godly people would suffer along with everyone else, he said. I know no one likes hearing that word, “suffer.” Nevertheless, it is a reality among Christians. So how are we to deal with these troublesome times?
May I encourage you as Isaiah did? Focus less on your troubles and unpleasant circumstances. Instead, focus on the greater reality that will carry you through these perilous times. That is: Keep your mind steady on God, who is in control of everything!
Isaiah 26:3 says, “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.” AMPLIFIED
God has promised to keep us in shalom shalom because we trust in Him. And our trust is solidified by our mind being steadfast on Him; therefore, He will keep in perfect peace.
“Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.