You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3
Are you experiencing perfect peace? “Perfect peace” is derived from the Hebrew text “Shalom, shalom.” This “double peace” is unlike any other peace. It is peace with God and the peace of God. This peace has the ability and power to encompass all dimensions of your personal life – your mind, emotions, body, relationships, and circumstances – and all aspects of this world.
God originally designed mankind, those created in His image and likeness, to experience perfect peace. This experiential knowledge of “perfect peace” came to a halt, however, when the first Adam chose sin, satan’s word – his lie, over obedience to God, God’s Word – His Truth.
Allow God’s Perfect Peace, Jesus – The Word of God, to have an ongoing 24-7 influence over your perception of reality.
When Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, entered the world, mankind once again began to experience God’s “perfect peace.” (Is. 9:6-7) Sin, sickness and disease, fear, death, lack, storms, demonic spirits, satan had to bow its knee to the “Prince of Peace.”
Before Jesus departed from earth, He said, “Peace I leave you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27) Shortly after this, when Jesus chose to bear the “chastisement for our peace” through His work on the cross, (Is. 53:5) He made His “perfect peace” available to everyone who believes in Him. When you receive Jesus Christ into your heart, you are given this perfect peace – peace with God and peace of God.
Isaiah 26:3 gives two powerful keys for experiencing God’s “perfect peace.”
- Keep your mind, your thoughts and imaginations, fixed on Jesus, the Prince of Peace, the One Who is able and willing to calm any storm that contradicts His Word and will for your life and the world around you. (Prov. 4:20-22)
- Allow God’s Perfect Peace, Jesus – the Word of God, to have an ongoing 24-7 influence over your perception of reality. (Matt. 4:4, Ps. 1:2-3, Joshua 1:8)
- Allow the very spirit and life of God’s Word, the Word you need for your life, to have dominion over your heart and mind moment by moment. (John 6:63)
- Use the tools in “Keys to Meditating on God’s Word” printable PDF or audio/video to help you keep your focus on Jesus.
- Trust in God, confidently relying upon Him, occurs as you keep your heart and mind focused on Jesus and His Word. (Prov. 22:18-21, Rom. 10:17)
- Trust is built as you fellowship with your heavenly Father, the One Who loves you as much as He loved His own Son Jesus (John 17:26) and abide in Jesus’ love for you. (John 15:9)