Several years ago a submarine was being tested and had to remain submerged for many days. When it returned to port, someone asked the captain, “How did the terrible storm last night affect you?” The officer looked at him in surprise and exclaimed, “Storm? We didn’t even know there was a storm!” The sub had been so far beneath the surface that it had reached the area known to sailors as “the cushion of the sea.” Although violent storms might whip the ocean above into huge waves, the waters deep below are never stirred.
Isaiah said, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Isa. 26:3). This is the promise that God gives to every child of God who is willing to put his total trust in Him. The word for “perfect” that Isaiah uses means “complete, with no parts missing.” God will give us a peace, not just in some circumstances – but rather, in every circumstance. We will have peace about our family, about our finances and about our health. When we totally submit our lives to Him, the God of peace gives us a peace that “passes all understanding” (Phil. 4:7). It is a peace that guards both our hearts and our minds in Christ Jesus. It’s a deep-down peace.
But this peace comes only to those who truly believe in and have confidence in the promises of God. The apostle James wrote that the person who allows doubts to cause division in his mind would be “like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind … he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways” (Jam. 1:6, 8).
As you read your Bible, be alert to the promises of God. Think about them. Meditate on them. Focus your attention on them. If you fill your mind with His promises, God will fill your heart with His peace.
God’s peace is for those who trust His purposes and are obedient to His will.
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