Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wednesday Words of Encouragement

Peace. It's something we all strive for and wish we had.

How can you be at peace when things seem to be in turmoil all around you? What if your world is turned upside down? Or you are dealing with conflict on a daily basis? Or when things don't go the way you expect or desire? It can be difficult to find inner peace when your world is being rocked!

Yet these verses in Isaiah certainly give us the answer to this.

Isaiah 26:3-4 ~

3 You will keep in perfect peace
all who trust in you,
all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
4 Trust in the Lord always,
for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.

Remembering to keep our eyes fixed on the One who is our rock helps us to find that peace. Taking our thoughts off the circumstances and placing them firmly on the Lord and His promises are key.

I love the image of God as a rock - firm, sound, unmovable, solid - a boulder! Nothing shakes Him up. The things that we see as huge obstacles are nothing to Him. He can do all things. We just need to lay our fears, concerns and burdens at His feet.

As we learn to turn our cares over to Him and then concentrate on Him and His promises, we will have true inner peace.

► Peace knowing He is in control.

► Peace in the fact that He will handle things in His time.

► Peace in the promise that He has good things for your life.

► Peace in the knowledge that He sees the big picture.

Trust Him. Focus on Him. Fix your eyes on Him. He will bring you peace!