Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Previous studies explored the source of peace. Today’s study may seem to contradict these previous studies; however, peace is always contingent upon its single source which is God. Nevertheless, peace manifests itself through multiple sources. Each of these sources fully relies upon the Lord and is given by Him as means to finding peace. Today’s passage reveals that peace is contingent upon our minds staying upon God. The last part of the verse further defines what it means to have one’s mind stayed upon the Lord. It involves trusting in God, or having faith. The Bible stresses that those who love God’s law will have great peace (Psalm 119:165). Ultimately, peace entails loving and trusting what God has said. Failure to trust God’s words inhibits true and lasting peace.
· (For children): God made everything and has power over everything. He once said to a great storm on the sea, “Peace, be still.” Immediately, the wind ceased and the sea was calm. He can and wants to bring you peace when you feel troubled.
· (For everyone): The Bible is full of promises given by God to man. Do you trust His promises? Do you believe the words of the Bible to be true and without error?
· Do you ever meditate on God’s power and goodness? Do you ever think about how He never failed His people in both the Old and New Testaments? Do you realize He can do the same for you?
· Ask God to give you faith to trust His words.
· Ask God to help you meditate on His goodness.
Song: Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus