Day 342 – Scriptures of Peace

December 9, 2022

Isaiah 26:3-7

3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

4 Trust ye in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength:

5 For he bringeth down them that dwell on high; the lofty city, he layeth it low; he layeth it low, even to the ground; he bringeth it even to the dust.

6 The foot shall tread it down, even the feet of the poor, and the steps of the needy.

7 The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just.

Daily Devotion

A Mind at Peace

By Sarah Seagraves

I have quoted Isaiah 26:3 numerous times over the years. It is one I share with others that deal with anxiety as I have. I recently taught a lesson that focused on how we think. Some of the material came from a lesson I heard Sis. Tenney teach on. She said, “We need to THINK about our thinking! Mind your mind! Pick what you ponder!” 

Why is this so important?   Proverbs 23:7 gives the answer. “For as he thinketh…so is he…” 

The Bible has A LOT to say about our minds:

  • Proverbs 4:23 (KJV)Keep thy heart (mind) with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. (NCV) “Be careful what you think, because your thoughts run your life.” Thoughts precede actions. 
  • Hebrews 12:3 talks about being weary and faint in our minds
  • 1 Peter 1:13 says to “Gird up your mind…”
  • Philippians 4:8 gives us a list of things to think on
  • Romans 12:2 tells us to renew our minds (bring it back to its original state, how God created it!)
  • Ephesians 5:26 tells us how we can sanctify and wash our minds “…with the washing by the word”

What are the results of wrong thinking?

  • Destroys faith
  • Creates fear
  • Produces depression, resentment, rebellion

So what are some results of right thinking?

  • Peace
  • Trust in the Lord
  • Increased faith
  • Joy
  • Contentment

Trust is disciplined thinking. We have to train our minds to TRUST in God.

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Ideas to keep your mind stayed on the Lord:

  • Place sticky notes with scriptures around the house. I actually had a friend create a beautiful picture of Philippians 4:13 that hangs on my bathroom wall. When I am overwhelmed I can look at that picture and proclaim, “I CAN DO ALL things through Christ which strengthened me.”
  • Spend time praising the Lord with music playing
  • Sing worship songs
  • List your blessings
  • Memorize the Word

I am so thankful for the peace of God. It is available 24/7, BUT I have to discipline my mind to focus on trusting in the Lord instead of the circumstances that threaten my peace. 

1 John 4:4 “…greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.”