“You will keep the mind that is dependent on You in perfect peace, for it is trusting in You.” (Isaiah 26:3 HCSB)
Many of us Christians do not live in God’s perfect peace. Instead, we choose to be self-sufficient, completely setting God aside. We have made up our minds to depend wholly on ourselves. We’ve looked at our Omniscient, Omnipotent, Omnipresent God and said to Him, “Step aside, God, I’ve got this. I don’t need you.”
Then, when things don’t go the way we thought they would, we’re too prideful to admit we made a mistake. We are quick to blame others, including God, for our mistakes and the consequences we’re suffering. Even though we may be part of a higher socio economic class, we still have no peace because we have put our faith in money, which we know we can lose in the blink of an eye. Jesus said:
“No one can be a slave of two masters, since either he will hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot be slaves of God and of money (Matthew 6:24 HCSB).”
God expects every one of His children to put the full measure of their faith and dependence in Him, just as new born babies do their parents. He alone is our “Good, Good, Father.” No one else can match His great love and care for us because we are His.
Here’s is how we can have that “prefect peace that God offers:
- Put the full measure of your faith and dependence in Him alone. Do not try to be self-sufficient. You are not Omniscient, Omnipotent, nor Omnipresent.
- Strengthen your faith and dependence in Him by staying in a constant posture of prayer, and by reading His Word, every day!
- Stay busy obeying what God reveals to you through prayer and the reading of His Word. Worry more about that, than anything else.
Father in Heaven, I lift up the person who is reading this, to You. I pray that they will humble themselves before You, go to Your throne of grace and pray, seek Your face, and turn away from their selfish pride. I ask that You will increase their faith and help them put the full measure of their faith and dependence entirely in You. Grant them peace. May it be so, Father. In Jesus’ name.
In Christ’s love,