You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD God is the eternal Rock. Isaiah 26:3-4
Perfect peace…something that gets talked about quite a bit during Christmas; love, joy and peace.
Yesterday was one of those days…lots going on and I could feel the pressure of our commitments outweighing our time. The pressures of the outside world stacking up and a few last-minute things piling on. I could feel my tension begin to rise and my peace begin to slip away. It was almost as if it was all hitting me at once and everyone needed something from me and I didn’t have it, any of it. Chase called at the wrong time and I let out my frustration…only to feel the immediate nudge of the Holy Spirit reigning me in.
When I begin to feel pressure I tend to want to take control; take everything into my own hands and do it, fix it and be the answer that everyone needs all at the same time. I took my eyes off Jesus, my thoughts off of Jesus and looked to my own strength and power.
We keep in perfect peace when we trust in him, abide in him, stay close to him and look to him to lead the way. When we remain in him, his perfect peace remains in us.