Those with sound thoughts you will keep in peace, in peace because they trust in you. ~Isaiah 26:3
Trust is a hard thing at times. Especially when circumstances are hard and futures are uncertain. Due to all my recent health problems, I have constantly been filling my mind with scripture and take every thought captive. I am a worry wart by nature and these last few weeks my emotions have fluctuated so many times. However, no matter how emotional I get or how my circumstances changes from one day to the next, Jesus does not. As humans we like to have control and know what is coming next but that is not how faith works. Jesus wants us to trust in Him and He is worthy of that trust.
I was reminded of that very fact on Easter. Jesus died for our sins and rose again so that we could live a life of freedom. Because He lives no matter what comes my way, He will get me through it. He does want me to spend my days worrying about the past, the future, or any of the “what ifs” my mind wants to bring up. Certain seasons can be hard, but they are even harder when we are not resting in Him. God doesn’t want us to fret. He wants us to lay our worries at His feet and lead us not just in our trials but in our joy as well.
Over the past few weeks I have been trying to combat worry and emotions with scripture. Anytime I feel a worry coming on I try to speak a scripture, and I often pray for the armor of God found in Ephesians 6. God loves us and as Isaiah 26:3 promises, He will keep us in peace if we trust in Him. So no matter what you are facing this week keep your gaze on Jesus. Trust Him and his peace and love will flood your soul. Your circumstances and problems may not disappear but God will give you the strength and ability to get through them. Have a great week.