I think most of us long for peace.
Some of us want peace medically - health for us and our families. Some of us want peace in our schedule - less running and more being.
Some of us want peace in our relationships - more understanding and less unrest
Some of us want peace in our hearts - less unease and restlessness
The verse I read in today's reading comes from Isaiah (26:3). In it, he gives us a short recipe for peace in our souls. While there are plenty of other Biblical tips for peace, today I'm going to focus on Isaiah's.
First, the peace he's discussing comes from the Hebrew that means peace, peace, or "perfect peace." It's a peace that is complete or sound.
Second, According to Isaiah, we find that total peace by:
Keeping our minds steadfast - we do this when we rest our mind, or our thoughts, on God. Paul tells us how to do this in Philippians 4:8 when he tells us how to train our minds.
Trusting in God - Proverbs 3:5 tells us to trust God with all our heart. Not part of it. Not just the issues we struggle with. ALL our heart.
This verse means that we find that complete peace we all long for by focusing our thoughts on things that are true, noble, righteous, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy and trusting God with everything on our hearts.
Give it a try today. The next time you find yourself nervous, worried, upset, anxious - step back from your situation. Find the truth in it. Find something lovely. Relinquish those concerns to God as you trust Him to take care of the situation.